WASHINGTON – After SB 1069 failed on the floor of the Arizona State Senate yesterday, a bill that would have taken hundreds of thousands of Arizona voters off of the state’s Permanent Early Voting List (or PEVL), Stand Up America Political Director Brett Edkins released the following statement:
“This reckless bill was a blatant attempt to suppress votes—and it should never have made it to the floor of the Arizona Senate. The Republican lawmakers who championed it, and peddled lies to push it through the legislature, should be ashamed of themselves.
“We’re grateful to the lawmakers who voted this bill down and to the hundreds of grassroots activists who called their lawmakers to oppose it, but we cannot rest yet.
“Republican state legislators have introduced more voter suppression proposals in Arizona than in any other state in the country—and we won’t stop until every single bill is defeated.”
Stand Up America has over fifteen thousand members in Arizona, who made hundreds of constituent calls to the State Senate opposing this bill. Earlier today, the group joined activists and advocates from All Voting Is Local Action Arizona, LUCHA Arizona, Progress Arizona, and Our Voice, Our Vote Arizona in condemning SB 1069 and the more than 40 other voter suppression or anti-democracy bills currently being pushed by Republicans in the Arizona state legislature.Print