The Voter Protection Project announces support for State Rep. Russo in 2021’s best opportunity to flip a Republican-held House seat
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 support for State Representative Allison Russo in this year’s special election for Ohio’s 15th congressional district.
“State Representative Allison Russo is a proven voting rights champion who will bring much-needed representation to the hardworking people of Ohio,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “We need to seize on this opportunity to build upon the Democratic majority in the House and bring another strong voice for voting rights to Congress. The Voter Protection Project is proud to endorse Allison Russo and looks forward to working with her to make voting easier, not harder.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the Voter Protection Project in this campaign, said State Representative Allison Russo. “Republican-controlled legislatures in Ohio, Georgia, Florida, and across the country are attacking our freedom to vote. I’m proud to have stood up and spoken out against these anti-voter bills in our state capitals. However, in order to truly secure our democratic process, we need action from Congress to set minimum standards for safe and accessible elections. That’s why when I’m elected to represent OH-15, I’ll work to pass federal legislation that safeguards our fundamental right to vote.”
After an $8 million dollar inaugural cycle as an organization, the Voter Protection Project is doubling down for 2022. State Rep. Allison Russo joins other recently endorsed powerhouse candidates like recently elected Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, Tim Ryan for Senate, and John Lira in TX-24. VPP will continue to make early investments to protect and elect frontline Democrats who have been crucial allies in the fight to restore integrity to our elections
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.