The State Summit is a mainstay in progressive organizing. This event brings hundreds of state and national experts to Washington, D.C. for two days of strategizing, networking and energizing for the road ahead.

America Votes State Summit 


Thank you for your interest in the America Votes State Summit! The summit, which celebrated its twelfth year in 2021, is a mainstay in progressive organizing, annually bringing together hundreds of state-based organizers, national political strategists, donors and others from across the progressive independent expenditure community. Each year, attendees gather in Washington, D.C. to dive into best practices for grassroots mobilization, analyze state-based strategies for issue advocacy and electoral campaigns, and identify key areas of focus in the shared fight to build progressive power in states across the country. In 2021, the State Summit was held virtually for the first time. 

Summit attendees have the opportunity to hear from longstanding progressive champions as well as emerging movement leaders, dig deeper into best practices and lessons learned in critical breakout sessions, and make lasting connections with folks from across the progressive space. To get a taste of all that State Summit attendees experience, this year included remarks from Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Congressman Joe Neguse, Senator Chris Murphy, Trevor Noah, Heather McGhee, Secretary Julián Castro, Emmy Ruiz, Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson among many other inspiring speakers. The 2021 Summit was focused on protecting democracy, with sessions both analyzing what worked in 2020 and charting the course ahead for 2021 and 2022. 

2020 Ceremony honoring the House Democratic Caucus, accepted by Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Democratic Caucus Chair Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. 

State Summit 2022 updates will be posted to this page as they become available. Please email if you have any questions in the meantime, and America Votes hopes to see you at next year’s event!  

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