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Ryan Thomas: As West Burns, McConnell Says Filibuster Will Be “Firewall”on Progressive Legislation Like Climate Action

September 15, 2020 – After Mitch McConnell said that efforts to abolish the legislative filibuster will “permanently disfigure” the Senate and that Republicans will use the filibuster as a “firewall” against progressive legislation, Stand Up America spokesperson Ryan Thomas issued the following statement: Mitch McConnell has shamelessly declared that GOP senators will use the filibuster as a ‘firewall’ against any […]

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Progressives Call On Democrats To Stay Firm On Election Funding, Reject Any Deal That Omits It

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020 – Today, as Congress continues negotiations this week for the next relief package, Stand Up America issued the following joint statement with Color of Change, Indivisible, Let America Vote / End Citizens United Action Fund, and Public Citizen: “Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are willfully ignoring the threat this pandemic poses […]

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Advocates, Experts Demand Congress Provide More Election Assistance Funding Amidst Pandemic

NEW YORK, April 2, 2020 – Earlier today, advocates and experts from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Common Cause, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights joined Stand Up America in urging Congress to immediately provide more election assistance funding to states during the coronavirus pandemic.  The groups joining the […]