What We’re Fighting For

Stand Up America is working to end undemocratic barriers to voting at the local, state, and federal levels and combat voter suppression that disproportionately targets people of color. Expanding access to the ballot box helps us build the progressive power we need to make real change. It increases our chances of achieving universal healthcare, racial and economic justice, common-sense gun safety legislation, immigration reform, and real climate action.

We’re working to make sure every American has a voice by registering underrepresented voters and re-registering voters who have been purged from the voter rolls, and we’re advocating for policies that will make voting safer and more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We’re fighting to restore the Voting Rights Act, protect our democracy from foreign election interference and pass transformational reforms like automatic voter registration, expanded early voting, and vote-by-mail to ensure that everyone can participate. 

These reforms are essential not only for 2020, but for our ability to make progressive change in 2021 and for years to come.

Find upcoming opportunities for action near you or read about our ongoing campaigns.

Our Past Work

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.

Next Fight

Unrigging Our Corrupt System

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There are so many ways to get involved this year -- from texting to make sure people know how to vote safely to getting ready to protect the results of the election. Take a minute to explore and find the right action for you!