On April 10, 2020, Stand Up Republic joined other leading pro-democracy organizations to call on Congress to protect our elections during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for state and local officials to administer the remaining primaries and the general election in November. Congress must act now to help states adjust to this unforeseen challenge to our elections.
The letter addressed to Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer, asked for Congress to increase election funding to implement the CDC recommendations, improve cybersecurity, reduce the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) matching levels and red tape for EAC applications, and cover postage fees for elections-related materials and ballots. In addition to these recommendations, two provisions were asked to be added into the phase four stimulus bill.
- Immediately reduce the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) matching requirement and red tape for EAC applications
- Provide significantly more for election funding for polling station safety, additional early voting, mail-in voting, election information, rescheduling, postage and cybersecurity
Stand Up Republic along with its co-signers of other leading pro-democracy organizations are urging Congress to come together and protect the American people, our elections, and our democratic republic.
We need your help. Congress needs to know that voters are concerned about the safety of our elections this November. Tell your members of Congress that we need them to appropriate funds to help states expand mail voting to make our elections safer.