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Ohio Voice Welcomes New Executive Director

Gavin DeVore Leonard has joined Ohio Voice, our state table in Ohio, as the new Executive Director. Prior to joining Ohio Voice, Gavin served as the One Ohio Now State Director for 5 years. He also previously served as the State …

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State Voices Co-Hosts Post-Election Convening

In early December, State Voices co-hosted a post-election convening with Common Cause and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Participants included the Brennan Center for Justice, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, The National …

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Oregon’s “New Motor Voter” Program a Success

Oregon was the first state in the nation to adopt automatic voter registration, an innovative policy that automatically registers voters when they interact with the DMV. This is a major paradigm shift, as it requires voters to opt out of registering …

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Low Income Voter Turnout Matters

Numerous studies show that in states where low-income voters turn out at a higher rate, inequality is lower. Low-income turnout has been linked to higher social spending, more generous state health insurance programs for children, higher minimum wages and strong …

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Uncertainty remains on redrawing Florida districts

Earlier this month, the Florida legislature announced that it would not appeal the recent court decision that ruled two districts in the newly drawn congressional maps to be unconstitutional. As the decision comes so close to this year’s upcoming elections, …

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State Voices Names New Executive Director

State Voices has announced Roger C. Vann as the organization’s next executive director. Most recently, Vann served as chief operating officer and chief of staff for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In this position, Vann …

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