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America Votes Applauds Biden Budget’s Investment in Election Modernization, Calls on Congress to Match
March 10, 2023
WASHINGTON— The America Votes Senior Leadership Team issued the following statement applauding the investments in election infrastructure in the White House’s FY2024 budget proposal:
“Secure elections are the cornerstone of American democracy. For years, local election administrators have delivered on the promise of safe and secure elections with underfunded offices despite undue scrutiny and threats from right-wing extremists. President Biden’s proposal to invest $5 billion in election infrastructure over the next 10 years will help to ensure that local election administrators have what they need to continue to count the ballots of every voter.
“Our democracy continues to be tested. This crucial investment, including over $1.6 billion recommended in the FY2024 budget, will help to provide much needed election infrastructure across the country and will help alleviate the cost of modernizing election equipment, paying for additional election staff, and providing accommodations for voters with disabilities to ensure safe, convenient, and accessible voting for all eligible voters. Congress must meet this funding request in order to protect voting rights and preserve confidence in our election systems.
“America Votes applauds President Biden’s commitment to strengthening our democracy and calls on Congress to support the President’s election infrastructure investment. Election administration is an essential service and America Votes will continue working to ensure that every eligible voter is able to make their voice heard and vote in a safe and convenient manner, whether they vote early, by mail, or on election day.”
The America Votes Senior Leadership Team is comprised of: Greg Speed, President; Sara Schreiber, Executive Director; Daria Dawson, Deputy Executive Director & National Political Director; Heidi Schloesser, Chief Operating Officer; Daniel Gonzales, Director of Planning and Program Analysis; Evan Kost, National Director of Investor Strategy and Program Advisor; Shabab Siddiqui, Director of Data and Targeting; and Josiette White, National Field Director.
America Votes is the central coordination hub of the progressive community both nationally and in more than 20 states across the country, working with more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote.
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