Type of Activity: Grant
Grantee: Stand Up Republic
Amount: Up to $250,000 in April 2017. Up to $550,000 in December 2017.
What is Stand Up Republic?
Stand Up Republic is a recently launched organization founded by Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn to usher in a new era of civic engagement to defend democratic institutions and ideals in America. They seek to build and organize a grassroots movement in defense of liberty, equality, and truth in America while upholding the Constitution and defending the democratic norms and institutions upon which the protection of our basic rights depend.
Why do we think this organization is important?
This organization is confronting and engaging in important work to protect the norms of our democracy and to push back against dangerous demagoguery in our politics. Organization projects will include executive oversight (particularly related to Article I), First Amendment protections, and individual rights. By supporting Stand Up we support efforts to empower individuals to stand for their principles and for preserving our republic. Stand Up seeks to achieve its mission through creative education, leadership development, national movement building, and advocacy.
How is Voice supporting Stand Up Republic?
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Stand Up Republic in the amount of up to $25o,000 in 2017.