The Voter Protection Project is backing retired U.S. Naval Commander and entrepreneur Quaye Quartey for Congress in California’s 25th district
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 Quaye’s campaign to replace Mike Garcia in one of the most critical red to blue districts in the country.
“Mike Garcia disqualified himself from retaining his seat in the Congress the second he tried to disenfranchise the over 81 million Americans who elected Joe Biden President in 2020,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “ Thankfully, Quaye has stepped up to hold Garcia accountable and remove him from office.
“As the son of a mother who grew up in the Jim Crow South, and a military professional who’s seen firsthand the consequences of authoritarian regimes overseas, I know how important it is to never stop fighting for access to the ballot box.” Said Quartey “I’m thrilled to have the support of the Voter Protection Project in our mission to defeat Mike Garica, and to stand up for our Democratic values.”
After an $8 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for 2022. Quaye Quartey 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.