WASHINGTON – On the heels of former Congressman Darrell Issa suing the state of California for moving to an all mail November election, the Voter Protection Project, the largest national PAC focused on voting rights, is throwing their full support behind his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar.
When it comes to the issue of voting rights there is only one candidate that deserves the support of voters in California’s 50th congressional district, Ammar Campa-Najjar. Issa’s latest stunt shows that his commitment to voter suppression has continued into his retirement.
In the 115th Congress, Issa received a 8% voting scorecard by the ACLU on legislation affecting civil liberties and civil rights since January 2017.
Alternatively, Campa-Najjar has rejected the influence of corporate PAC money from his first day as a candidate for political office and has been a champion for expanding access to our democratic process.
“Darrell Issa is running scared…. again,” said Voter Protection Project President Matt Liebman.” After running away from the 49th District, to avoid an embarrassing defeat — he knows that his only path back to power is for fewer people to vote. In the midst of a global health crisis, it’s shameful that he is actively working to put California voters in danger.”
“While Darrell Issa is running a statewide voter suppression effort, his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar has worked tirelessly to expand access to our elections and get the influence of big money out of politics. The Voter Protection Project is ready to fight back against Darrell Issa’s attempt to endanger and silence the voice of millions of California residents.”
Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project is a leading political arm working to end partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression across the country. In light of the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has been taking the fight to Republicans state-by-state supporting candidates for office at the federal and state levels that are champions for voter equality.
To learn more about the Voter Protection Project, visit www.protectvoting.org.