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Stand Up America Blasts Texas GOP After Sweeping Anti-Voter Legislation Passes TX House

WASHINGTON -

After the Texas House of Representatives passed SB7 in the dead of night, anti-voter legislation that will make it harder for voters across Texas to cast their ballots, Stand Up America Managing Director Christina Harvey issued the following statement:

“Every day the Republican Party is working to strip Americans of their right to vote—and this shameful law passing the Texas House is just their latest attack on our democracy.

“Congress has the power to nullify much of this law, and the responsibility to act immediately to prevent Republicans in Texas and dozens of other states from keeping millions of eligible Americans from casting their ballots in future elections.

“Time is of the essence. The only path forward now is to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to stop this outright assault on the freedom to vote.”

Over the past few months, Stand Up America’s Texas members made hundreds of calls to their state senators in opposition to Senate Bill 7. The group has mobilized its members in several other states to oppose Republican state lawmakers’ attempts to suppress the vote, driving thousands of constituent actions in states like Arizona and Texas.

This year, Stand Up America has also driven over 25,000 constituent calls to Congress in support of the For the People Act, the most comprehensive package of anti-corruption, voting, and ethics reforms proposed in generations.

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

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