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Greg Speed in Medium: The end of the war on voting?

America Votes President Greg Speed published his Medium blog post discussing the implications of recent voting rights wins in North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. His piece, “The end of the war on voting?” calls for an end to the assault on voting rights.    To end the war on voting, the Republican Party must concede… Read more »

AV President Greg Speed featured on “The Hill”

America Votes President Greg Speed was featured on “The Hill” discussing how Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s national security speech in California moved her past the primary election and into the general while tearing into Republican Donald Trump’s foreign policy plan. “I do think that Hillary Clinton moved past the primary,” America Votes President Greg… Read more »

Greg Speed in Medium: Beating Trump is not nearly enough

America Votes President Greg Speed published his latest Medium blog post discussing the 2016 election cycle. His piece, “Beating Trump is not nearly enough,” discusses the importance of focusing down-ballot during a presidential election cycle and the implications of not only mobilizing against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, but the conservative base that nominated him. While… Read more »

New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights Launches Three-Pronged Platform to Innovate Voting in the First-In-The-Nation State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2015

Concord, NH — New Hampshire advocacy groups and legislators announced a three pronged plan to strengthen integrity and build transparency into the voting process and improve access to the ballot box. The New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights currently includes America Votes-New Hampshire, Open Democracy, New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters-New Hampshire, NextGen New Hampshire, New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, People for the American Way, NAACP New England Area Conference, Granite State Progress and Fair Elections Legal Network.

Look Down-Ballot: Strong Turnout on Nov. 3rd Delivered Key Progressive Wins in Battleground States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 4, 2015

Washington, DC – America Votes President Greg Speed released the following statement regarding the November 3rd state and local elections: “The importance of state and local elections cannot be overstated. For the progressive community, last night saw many strategic victories in the states. While the media has focused on the Republican victory in deep-Red Kentucky, in America Votes states, there were a number of important progressive wins that mark the beginning of a multi-cycle road back to progressive power and reclaiming our democracy in the states…

Refreshed and Refocused

Welcome to the new America Votes website! This year has marked the beginning of America Votes’ six year plan to build back power in the states. As we announced at the State Summit back in February, we’ve refocused our efforts on modernizing elections and impacting redistricting while continuing our role as the coordination hub of… Read more »

Greg Speed in HuffPost: Americans Should Push Back Against Voter Suppression Laws

AV President Greg Speed’s latest Huffington Post blog post celebrates the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His piece, “Americans Should Push Back Against Voter Suppression Laws,” discusses the challenges ahead and importance of restoring the full VRA, and recognizes some of the successes we’ve seen in states to modernize elections.  The VRA in… Read more »

AV-New Hampshire Press Release: Local Election Authorities, Lawmakers And Civil Rights Groups Call On Governor To Veto Same Day Registration Clawbacks

State Legislature Overstepping Local Control Over Elections Concord, NH-Local election authorities, lawmakers, advocacy and civil rights groups, along with affected voters, came together Thursday morning to call on Governor Hassan to veto SB 179 and end the rollback on voting rights. SB 179 will require voters to, after moving, wait for 30 days before being… Read more »

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