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SUR’s statement on the end of the Mueller investigation

After nearly two years of investigations, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has been submitted to Attorney General William Barr, who has provided his summary of the principal findings. We are thankful that this important investigation was

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The Florida Legislature should listen to voters, not undermine their electoral reforms

Last year, Floridians overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights for many ex-felons (except for the most violent offenders) after they had served their time, including probation. Amendment 4 passed with 65 percen

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The president’s words have power, so we must lift our voices even higher

We expect our president to be hard at work, even on weekends. So when Trump spends his weekend tweeting support for islamophobic TV hosts, hate for an American hero, and insane conspiracy theories, we can only assume that he thinks that’s the mo

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The Senate stands up to Trump’s power grab

Just now, the Senate voted to rein in the president’s wanton abuse of power by voting to block his dangerous, false ‘emergency’ declaration. The decision was a welcome bright spot in a Senate that is often all

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A big win today for election integrity

“While HR 1 isn’t perfect, it is a momentous effort to strengthen the foundations of our democracy, and one worth celebrating.”

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What happened at the National Summit for Democracy

There’s something refreshing – invigorating, even – about knowing that you are not alone in the fight to defend our democracy. That feeling of hope and enthusiasm was on full display last week as Stand Up Republic Foundation hosted t

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Welcome our Latest Intern, Pierre Saint-Perez

I’m a sophomore studying Ethics, History, and Public Policy, with an additional major in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Ithaca, NY, I grew up in the post-9/11 age, the Uni

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Trump’s State of the Union; his most populist appeal yet

Tonight’s State of the Union address was the president’s most populist appeal to date. He cast opposition to him as antithetical to the national interest, ginned up irrational fear of immigrants, attacked law enforcement agents for investigati

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Can we stop Trump’s fake emergency power grab?

The president has ramped up his public fear campaign about the southern border, adding a prime-time address and a border visit stunt. With this new effort to scare Americans into supporting him, he’s also threatened a new attack on our ideals, n

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Announcing SUR’s Electoral Reform Agenda

America’s Constitution revolutionized the very notion of government, and has inspired peoples around the world to realize their freedom and achieve self-rule. But even our Founders knew that they could not design

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