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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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Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Voter ID Laws Blocked

Arkansas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have all recently seen court decisions blocking voter ID laws. Click here for a summary of those recent rulings in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The decisions in both of these cases highlight the propensity of voter ID …

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Two New Additions to Our Team

We’re very excited about two new fantastic additions to the State Voices team. Lariena Matthews is our new Development Associate, and Alvina Yeh has joined us in the new Deputy Director of State Capacity Building position. Check out their bios …

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Tools for All Reaches 50 States

The Tools For All Fund is now providing organizing tools to grassroots organizations in all 50 states. Tools For All is a collaborative initiative to provide cutting-edge organizing tools to organizations in states without a State Voices table. Launched in …

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