Ahead of Congress coming back from recess next week, America Votes President Greg Speed calls for Democrats to seize the moment and push for the enactment of a renewed and robust Voting Rights Act (VRA) before providing a single vote to fund the government or raise the debt ceiling. In his latest editorial “Dems Now Must… Read more »
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Monday, March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – America Votes launches Protect Voters Now!, a six-state voter protection and voter rights expansion project, calling for an end to restrictive and suppressive state measures on voting rights.
America Votes President Greg Speed published “The Danger of a Trump Defeat” discussing the possible implications of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims of “voter fraud” and “vote rigging” may have on not only the November 8 election, but our overall trust in democracy. Speed calls for leaders on all sides of the aisle to denounce… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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
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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.
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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…
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 »
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 »
Now executive director of Black Civic Network, Nick Muhammad has been campaigning, organizing and leading for almost two decades. In this America Votes interview, Muhammad talks about his work to shed a light on crucial issues in Minnesota's black community.
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