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America Votes Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – America Votes senior leadership team issued the following statement today celebrating the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “America Votes applauds the Senate’s historic vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s character, intellect, and steadfast… Read more »

America Votes Applauds Advancement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination to Full Senate for Vote

WASHINGTON – America Votes senior leadership team issued the following statement today celebrating the advancement of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. “America Votes is thrilled that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court has advanced for a full vote in the Senate. Judge Jackson’s… Read more »

America Votes Applauds President Biden’s Budget Proposals to Improve Election Administration and Expand Vote-By-Mail

WASHINGTON – America Votes President Greg Speed issued the following statement today celebrating President Biden’s budget proposals to fund election administration and expand access to the ballot box. “America Votes strongly supports President Biden’s proposal to strengthen America’s elections infrastructure and give election officials the resources to make voting accessible and secure. “At a time… Read more »

AV Leadership on Senate Failing to Protect Voting Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2022 Contact: Anna Donohue, adonohue@americavotes.org    Statement from America Votes Leadership on Senate Failing to Protect Voting Rights   WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the Senate once again failed to advance legislation to expand and protect the right to vote. Despite having the support of a majority of Americans, the… Read more »

What It Will Take To Defend Democracy Again

By Greg Speed and Sara Schreiber   The 2021 election has provided a new reminder of how fleeting progress in the fight to defend democracy can be. It has also reinforced how hard we must work to protect and empower people to vote next fall. America Votes is proud of the role our organization plays… Read more »

AV Statement on Senate Vote on Freedom to Vote Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, adonohue@americavotes.org   AV Statement on Senate Vote on Freedom to Vote Act   WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the vote to simply open up debate on the Freedom to Vote Act was defeated by Senate Republicans, the latest bill in a series of federal voting rights legislation… Read more »

Statement from America Votes Leadership on the Passage of H.R. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, adonohue@americavotes.org   Statement from America Votes Leadership on Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4)   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4). The bill establishes mechanisms for the federal government… Read more »

Statement from America Votes Leadership on Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Decison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, adonohue@americavotes.org   WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which brought into question the application of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in regard to two Arizona elections policies challenged as racially discriminatory. The Court upheld… Read more »

Statement from America Votes Leadership on Status of the For the People Act (S1)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, adonohue@americavotes.org Statement from America Votes Leadership on Status of the For the People Act (S.1) WASHINGTON, DC– Tonight, Senate Republicans filibustered the For the People Act (S.1), the landmark voting rights bills that would enact sweeping reform to voting regulations, election administration, and gerrymandering, halting progress… Read more »

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