|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 support for Hillary Scholten in her run for Michigan’s newly redrawn and competitive 3rd district. |
“When current MI-03 Rep. Peter Meijer voted no on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, he officially put voting rights on the ballot in Western Michigan,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “With the Democratic House majority on the line and democracy hanging in the balance, we are thrilled to support Hillary Scholten to replace Rep. Meijer. She is exactly the type of candidate we need to step up and win these toss-up seats in 2022.”
“When I joined the Department of Justice, I took an oath to protect and defend our Constitution – I’m ready to continue that work in Congress by protecting our right to vote and the integrity of our elections,” said Hillary Scholten, candidate for Congress. “I’m honored that the Voter Protection Project has recognized my commitment at such a critical time in our nation’s history, when we need leaders who work to protect the outcomes of democratic elections and ensure all voters have equal access to the voting booth.”
After an $8.9 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for 2022. Hillary joins other recently endorsed powerhouse candidates like recently elected Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, Cheri Beasley for Senate, Tim Ryan for Senate, Max Rose for NY-11, Quaye Quartey for CA-25, and Christina Bohannan in IA-02. VPP will continue to make critical 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-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.