Stand Up America Applauds House Dems For Passing Voting Rights Advancement Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, December 6, 2019
NEW YORK — Following the passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4), Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“Voting is the lifeblood of our democracy—and, in passing HR4, House Democrats are doing everything they can to restore the right to vote for millions of Americans.
“This critical bill, should it be signed into law, would not only help undo the discriminatory mechanisms that lead to the election of representatives who do not act in the best interests of their constituents, but will also re-empower people across the country to turn their voices into votes and participate in our electoral process.
“While Senate Republicans have stymied the legislative progress made by House Democrats this session, we implore Leader McConnell to immediately bring this bill to a vote in the Senate. Failing to do so sends a clear message to the American people that Senate Republicans are seeking to suppress voters’ rights and willfully uphold discriminatory voting practices.”
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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 strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 875,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.