The Fight for Secure Elections
Since the 2016 presidential election, multiple reports confirmed that Russia hacked our election systems in all 50 states. To safeguard our democracy, states needed federal funding to prevent cyberattacks from hostile foreign actors — but the funding was stalled for months in the Senate. To help pass this funding, the Stand Up America community made over 120,000 calls, wrote letters to the editor, visited lawmakers’ offices, and sent thousands of emails and tweets, urging elected officials to prioritize this funding. And our campaign succeeded: In December 2019, the House and the Senate came together and allocated $425 million in election security funding. Read more here.