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Progressive Groups To Congress: Election Funds Non-Negotiable in Next Relief Bill

Stacey Abrams, Sean Eldridge, and Leah Greenberg call out GOP for providing $0 In election funds.


On Monday, August 3, Stand Up America's Sean Eldridge will host a press call with Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams and Indivisible Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Leah Greenberg to demand that election funding be a non-negotiable part of the final coronavirus relief package.

This week, Senate Republicans drew massive backlash for failing to include any election assistance in their plan even after House Democrats passed the HEROES Act with $3.6 billion in funding for the states ten weeks ago. As Congress continues negotiating into next week, the speakers will demand that Republicans work with Democrats in both chambers to allocate more federal funds for states to implement safe, fair, and accessible elections this fall.

Earlier this month, Stand Up America, Indivisible, and Fair Fight Action led a coalition of voting rights groups and progressive organizations in calling on the Senate to end congressional recess early and come back to approve $3.6 billion in election assistance funds.

Progressives Call Out Senate GOP On Election Funding

Monday, August 3, at 11:00 AM EDT

Stacey Abrams, Founder, Fair Fight Action
Sean Eldridge, Founder and President, Stand Up America
Leah Greenberg, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Indivisible

Members of the media interested in joining the call should RSVP to Ryan Thomas at

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 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.