Biden Is Right That Congress Must Pass Voting Rights Bills, But the Senate Must Eliminate Filibuster to Do It
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Today, after President Joe Biden’s first address before a joint session of Congress, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“President Biden laid out a bold, ambitious agenda during his speech tonight—including committing to sign into law legislation that would protect our freedom to vote and root out corruption in our politics. And he’s right—Congress needs to pass both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
“But if we have any hope of getting it done, we need to first end the filibuster. We cannot let a minority of senators representing an even smaller minority of the population stand in the way of protecting our democracy.”
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over 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 1.4 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.