America Votes was founded on the idea that we can create more change in our country if we work together.
Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country. Our work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, we have engaged communities across the country to take action on critical issues – from fighting for working families, to advancing women’s healthcare, to protecting the environment and more – and mobilized millions of voters to turn out on Election Day.
Creating Change from the States
We believe change in our country is driven by the states. That’s why America Votes works year-round in more than 20 key states, acting as a permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes. Our campaign professionals on the ground serve unique coalitions and coordinate programs tailored to their state’s priorities, while providing critical plans and first-hand analyses for the broader network.
Protecting Access to the Ballot Box
America Votes and our partners share a common mission to protect every American’s right to vote. More than ever, America Votes is working to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters. Our organization has taken the lead throughout our state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with our allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.
Building Progressive Power
Change is rarely achieved in a single legislative session or election alone. America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for each of our states through 2020. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders, we are essential to building progressive power in the states session-by-session and election-by-election.