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Look Down-Ballot: Strong Turnout on Nov. 3rd Delivered Key Progressive Wins in Battleground States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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…

Refreshed and Refocused

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 »

Greg Speed in HuffPost: Americans Should Push Back Against Voter Suppression Laws

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 »

AV-New Hampshire Press Release: Local Election Authorities, Lawmakers And Civil Rights Groups Call On Governor To Veto Same Day Registration Clawbacks

State Legislature Overstepping Local Control Over Elections Concord, NH-Local election authorities, lawmakers, advocacy and civil rights groups, along with affected voters, came together Thursday morning to call on Governor Hassan to veto SB 179 and end the rollback on voting rights. SB 179 will require voters to, after moving, wait for 30 days before being… Read more »

Greg Speed in HuffPost: What Nate Silver’s Analysis Misses About 2016

Check out AV President Greg Speed on the Huffington Post for his latest column, “What Nate Silver’s Analysis Misses About 2016.” In the piece, Greg discusses his take on the electoral landscape and progressives advantages going into 2016:   Progressives should feel confident entering the 2016 election. If we engage and maintain strong support among minority, youth… Read more »

Greg Speed in HuffPost: Six Years To Win Back The States

Check out Greg Speed’s latest Huffington Post piece on winning back the states from the ground up. When partisan dominance can defy the popular vote and lock down years of control, it’s clear this is no longer just a problem for progressives — it’s a problem for our democracy as a whole. How do progressives… Read more »

AV in Politico: “Greens Grow into Electoral Powerhouse”

Politico’s recent story, “Greens grow into electoral powerhouse,” is a great testament to the value of coordination among progressive organizations. The story focuses on how several of our partner organizations and influential environmental organizations, including League of Conservation Voters,NextGen Climate, Sierra Club, Environemt America and Environmental Defense Action Fund, are collaborating with the broader progressive… Read more »

Greg Speed in HuffPost: No, It’s Not Too Soon To Think About Redistricting

In his latest post, “No, It’s Not Too Soon To Think About Redistricting,” America Votes President Greg Speed argues that post-2010 partisan gerrymandering in states controlled by extreme conservative governors and legislatures has proven to be one of the single largest roadblocks for the progressive movement today. The decade-long effects of redistricting cannot be ignored,… Read more »

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