President Trump is a Coward

Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller released the following statement in light of President Trump threatening to withhold funding to states, including Michigan and Nevada, whose Secretaries of States – one from each political party – have put in place plans to send absentee applications to all registered voters for their upcoming elections: 

“President Trump is a coward for trying to bully states who are acting swiftly to protect voters’ health and right to vote in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. Let America Vote will work tirelessly to guarantee that every voter has access to vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting options, no matter what Trump says.”

Let America Vote (LAV) and End Citizens United (ECU) recently launched the SAFE Democracy Project, a 50-state grassroots effort calling on Congress to provide more election preparedness funding, implement a universal no-excuse vote-by-mail option for all 2020 elections, and add additional safeguards to guarantee safe and sanitary in-person voting. LAV today launched a new ad as part of a $400,000 national cable ad buy calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to protect Americans’ access to the ballot in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month ECU launched a separate series of digital ads, backed by a $125,000 buy. To watch the ad click here. 

LAV and ECU recently merged and have been active in the effort to address the voting rights crisis borne out of the coronavirus pandemic. Both groups have been working with members of Congress to sound the alarm on Capitol Hill, and with a coalition of good government and civil and human rights groups to identify and address issues around voting.