FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DECEMBER 15, 2023
Sarah Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON — Stand Up America Executive Director Christina Harvey issued the following statement after a Washington, D.C. court ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay nearly $150 million for making defamatory statements about two Georgia poll workers in the wake of the 2020 election.
“A jury of ordinary Americans just slapped Rudy Giuliani with a $148 million penalty for falsely accusing Georgia poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss of election fraud. Today’s verdict not only vindicates Freeman and Moss but also serves as a reminder that we must protect the unsung heroes of democracy—our dedicated poll workers.
“Sadly, one in six local election workers has faced threats while carrying out their duties, reflecting the country’s increasingly hostile political landscape. Working the polls shouldn’t mean putting your safety or reputation at risk. Congress should do more to protect poll workers, and that starts with including robust election infrastructure funding in the upcoming appropriations package.”
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.