The Voter Protection Project is backing former U.S. National Team speed skater and victim advocate Bridie Farrell in her bid to unseat Elise Stefanik
WASHINGTON – The Voter Protection Project (VPP), the largest national PAC focused on electing voting rights champions and holding Republicans accountable for their attacks on the ballot box, proudly announces its early support for Bridie Farrell’s campaign to replace Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st Congressional district.
“Elise Stefanik has proven she is a credible threat to our Democracy so finding a strong challenger who wasn’t afraid of a tough fight was a top priority for our organization,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “ Bridie is the candidate that gives us the best chance to remove Stefanik from office and send a strong message to those in Congress who have peddled Trump’s Big Lie. Bridie’s relentless drive for justice makes her exactly the type of candidate that the Voter Protection Project is proud to endorse.”
“The right to vote is so sacred to American Democracy because it is our power to choose who represents us in government. Instead of standing up for our rights and our Constitution, Elise Stefanik is supporting ill-conceived approaches to limiting voting rights and she has completely forgotten our district in her blind pursuit of political power. I’m running for Congress because North Country deserves a Representative with integrity, who respects the voters and will protect their rights at the ballot box. I’m so honored to receive this endorsement from the Voter Protection Project, and I look forward to being a champion for voting rights in Congress,” said Bridie Farrell, candidate for Congress in NY-21.
After an $8 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for 2022. Bridie Farrel joins other recently endorsed powerhouse candidates like recently elected Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, Cheri Beasley for Senate, Tim Ryan for Senate, Allison Russo in OH-15, and John Lira in TX-24. VPP will continue to make early investments to protect and elect Democrats who will make voting easier, not harder.
Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project works to confront the architects of voter suppression directly at the ballot box. Following the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has taken on the fight to defeat voter suppression state-by-state. During the 2020 cycle, they raised over $8.9-million to support candidates for office at the federal and state levels that champion fair and representative elections. Learn more about VPP by visiting, www.protectvoting.org.