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 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, email@example.com 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 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, firstname.lastname@example.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 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, email@example.com 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 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2021 Contact: Anna Donohue, firstname.lastname@example.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 »
The America Votes Senior Leadership Team released the following statement after yesterday’s Chauvin trial verdict.
Statement from America Votes Leadership Calling For Immediate Accountability for Insurrectionists And Their Enablers
The America Votes Senior Leadership Team released the following statement after yesterday’s white supremacist mob’s attacks: Yesterday was a disgraceful day for American democracy. So is today. Every hour that passes without consequences for those who incited insurrection and those who voted to nullify the democratic process compounds the disgrace.
America Votes President Greg Speed released the following statement on the projected victory of Rev. Raphael Warnock and apparent victory of Jon Ossoff in the Georgia runoff elections for U.S. Senate
Georgia Runoff Is America Votes Coalition’s Largest Turnout Program. Today will bring the conclusion of the America Votes Georgia coalition’s massive turnout effort, with 60+ groups making over 55 million voter contact attempts since November 4 to turn out voters.
Ahead of Tuesday’s critical runoff elections, the America Votes Georgia coalition of 60+ state partners is completing a massive voter mobilization campaign to turn out a progressive majority.
@alexismcgill @PPact @AFSCME We strive to build a diverse, multigenerational coalition that reflects the communities we live in. During #BlackHistoryMonth and every month, we are grateful to the leaders and organizers helping to make sure that Black voices are heard in our democracy.
@alexismcgill @PPact Lee Saunders is the first African American President of @AFSCME. Together with the 1.4 million union members, Saunders has worked to turn out Americans in influential elections across the country.