West Virginians Urge Senator Joe Manchin to Reject S. 1

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“Corrupt Politicians Act” Undermines Election Transparency, and Makes Credibility Crisis Even Worse

Washington, D.C.  – Yesterday the U.S. Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on S. 1, legislation to override state election laws and further undermine credibility and confidence in U.S. elections. The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) is opposed to the legislation and has launched a comprehensive grassroots call campaign to urge Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to reject the bill. 

“West Virginians want elections in their state to be simple and secure, easy to vote and hard to cheat,” said National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. “We urge Senator Manchin to listen to his constituents and oppose S. 1, Washington’s attempt to override the state’s election laws. With public trust in elections at an all-time low, voters in West Virginia want to see increased security, transparency, and accountability – not a Washington takeover of state elections that serves the interests of corrupt politicians.

Susan B. Anthony List scored against the House version of the bill. The group previously thanked Senator Manchin for reiterating his opposition to elimination of the filibuster or changes to it, including carving out exceptions related to specific legislation such as S. 1. The ongoing six-figure thank you campaign includes radio ads, digital ads, grassroots phone calls, polling, and a statewide media tour.

“Pro-abortion extremists in Washington want to eliminate the legislative filibuster so they can force taxpayer-funded abortions, expand the size of the Supreme Court, and even seize control of elections, overriding all state election laws,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.  “We thank Senator Manchin for being a voice of reason in his party, and are mobilizing our activists in the state to thank him and encourage him to stand strong in his commitment.”

A February 2021 poll commissioned by SBA List and conducted by West Virginia-based Mark Blankenship Enterprises found that most West Virginia voters are opposed to federal policy that would only be made possible if the filibuster is removed.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.



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