America Votes

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America Votes is an American 501 (c)4 organization whose mission is to build a permanent progressive campaign infrastructure. America Votes leads national and state-based coalitions to develop shared strategies that advance progressive policies, engage communities and increase voter turnout.[1]

America Votes leads the coordination, servicing and strategy of the progressive movement's grassroots campaigns for advocacy and elections, and advances vital election reforms and voting rights in the states.

America Votes was the brainchild of Ellen Malcolm, the founder of EMILY's List, former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope, Harold Ickes, Steve Rosenthal and Andy Stern, the former president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU).[2] Greg Speed serves as Executive Director of the organization.[3]

America Votes has offices in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC.

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  1. ^ Luo, Michael (June 27, 2008). "Shifts for Soft-Money Groups". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Lester, Beth (May 31, 2004). "Coalition Of Dem-Leaning Groups Rally Behind Kerry". CBS News. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leadership". America Votes. Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Mark Leon (February 20, 2006). "Ashes of ACT". The American Prospect. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 

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