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

America Votes State Summit 2017

Registration: Closed

February 14-15, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, DC

Join us for a day-and-a-half event convening in-state experts, national political strategists, and many of our partners and allies as we dive into best practices for grassroots mobilization, analyze state-based strategies for issue advocacy and electoral campaigns, and identify key areas of focus in our shared fight to build progressive power in states across the country. The America Votes State Summit is a mainstay in progressive organizing, attracting hundreds of attendees from across the country annually since 2009. We look forward to your attendance at another successful State Summit! 

Agenda: We have uploaded the agenda. Click here to take a look!

Cecile Richards Progressive Leader Award Reception: The 2017 Cecile Richards Progressive Leader Award will be presented to Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). America Votes is honored to recognize President Saunders’ steadfast leadership as a tireless defender of workers’ rights who has consistently championed progressive issues, values and strong partnerships. As the first African-American president of AFSCME, Saunders leads 1.6 million members who “Make America Happen.”

President Saunders has dedicated his career to grassroots union organizing and the advancement of progressive issues and values within the labor movement, campaigns, and in coalitions and communities across the country. It is in recognition of these enormous achievements that America Votes proudly honors President Saunders with the 2017 Cecile Richards Progressive Leader Award.

Hotel Information: Our hotel block at the Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center has closed, but you can still call to see if they have any availability. Other nearby hotels include the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center, the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, and the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, DC Convention Center

Please note: The America Votes State Summit and related events are not open to the press. For press inquiries, please view our contact page

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