SUA Condemns Senate GOP For Failed Relief Package, Calls For USPS and Election Assistance Funding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, September 10, 2020
In response to today’s failed vote on Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 relief package, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“Today, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans put forward a bill that did nothing to ensure our elections are safe, secure, and accessible this year. The bill failed because it failed to meet the needs of the American people and protect our democracy—especially in the middle of a pandemic that has already killed nearly 200,000 people.
“It’s outrageous that McConnell’s bill contained not one penny to help states conduct safe elections during a global pandemic after House Democrats passed $3.6 billion. McConnell has blocked the HEROES Act from coming to a vote for 118 days, prioritizing the confirmation of Trump’s right-wing judges and recessing the Senate for weeks.
“If McConnell gave a damn about the American people and our democracy, he would stop the political games and return to serious negotiations immediately.”
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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 1.3 million calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.