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For Immediate Release

Ryan Thomas,

Stand Up America Launches Campaign to Pressure Senate to Pass S. 1 By Eliminating the Filibuster

Group mobilizing community of two million progressives to target Senate.


Today, the day before the most comprehensive pro-democracy and anti-corruption reform legislation in a generation is introduced in the U.S. Senate, progressive advocacy organization Stand Up America is announcing the launch of a nationwide campaign targeting the Senate and demanding that senators support the bill.

The six-figure campaign will mobilize Stand Up America's community of over two million progressives to ensure that Republicans are not able to use the legislative filibuster to kill the bill. The group will continue pressuring Senate leadership to take the bill up during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration.

In the coming weeks, Stand Up America's community will pressure their senators to support S. 1 using innovative digital organizing, including:

  • Texting hundreds of thousands of its members across the country urging them to call their senators to demand support for passing S. 1
  • Launching a volunteer-driven peer-to-peer texting campaign using the voter file to educate over one million constituents in key states and encourage them to call their senators
  • Running digital ads targeting national audiences to educate the public about the For the People Act and encourage constituents to contact their senators
  • Launch an ads campaign on Snapchat to educate younger voters about the For the People Act

"Our democracy is under assault, and we cannot allow a Jim Crow relic like the filibuster to block this transformational bill," said Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America's Founder and President. "While the Biden-Harris administration and a vast majority of Democratic senators have announced their support for the bill, we're taking nothing for granted and are doing everything we can to make sure senators hear from their constituents about the urgency of passing the For the People Act and not allowing the filibuster to stand in the way."

Stand Up America will continue focusing on passing S. 1 through the Senate in the coming months--and until it's signed into law by President Joe Biden.

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.