Let America Vote Adds Nine Members to Board of Advisors

Washington, D.C. — Let America Vote today announced that it has added nine members to its Board of Advisors. Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Iowa State Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, and End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller have all signed on to help in the mission to stop voter suppression and promote pro-democracy policies across the United States.

“It’s vital to our democracy that we fight back against voter suppression anywhere and everywhere it happens. I’m joining the Let America Vote Board of Advisors because they are taking the fight to the local, state and federal levels to make sure every eligible American can vote,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown said. “In Oregon, we’ve worked hard to make voting more convenient by being the first state to implement automatic voter registration and vote by mail. Now, hundreds of thousands of more people in our state can have their voices heard. I’m proud to work with Let America Vote to make sure voters across the country have the same opportunity our voters do.”

“I am looking forward to working with Let America Vote to make sure that all citizens have the right to fair and free elections,” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said. “Here in Pennsylvania, I have implemented online voter registration used by more than one million people, required that voting machines have a paper record, and have called on the legislature to pass my 21st Century Voting Reform plan, which outlines a plan for same day voter registration, automatic voter registration, redistricting reform, and modernizing absentee ballots. I am thrilled to join the board of Let America Vote to protect our democracy and move our country forward.”

“Voter suppression is a major threat to our democracy and the 2020 elections, so we should all be doing everything we can to fight against it. Communities of color are still disproportionately affected by voter suppression laws across America, and I’m proud to work with Let America Vote to end voter suppression and fight to make it easier for all eligible voters to cast a ballot,” Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) said.

“Politicians across the country are trying to make it harder for citizens to vote, placing partisanship ahead of our most sacred right. These un-American policies target people based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, and a whole lot more. It has to stop. I’m happy to join the Let America Vote Board of Advisors because they are helping lead the way in a national effort to stop voter suppression and work on policies that make voting easier,” Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) said.

“I’ve worked hard in California to advance our democracy by strengthening the security and accessibility of our elections. I’m proud to join the Let America Vote Board of Advisors because an attack on our voting rights anywhere is an attack on our democracy everywhere. I’m encouraged by the recent passage of HR 1 by the U.S. House of Representatives, but we still have a long way to go,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said.

“I saw first-hand the impact Let America Vote had in 2018 when they helped pro-democracy candidates up and down the ballot win elections in Iowa. I’m excited to join the Board of Advisors as they expand their work fighting voter suppression across the country for the 2020 election,” Iowa State Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen said.

“One vote can move a community towards progress and each election should convey the hopeful aspirations of the people. The true will of the American people will never be reflected, however, if men and women across the South continue to fall prey to unjust voter suppression schemes. I believe we all have an obligation to defend the right to vote for all Americans, no matter their race, ethnicity, or income,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said.

“Since Let America Vote started working in New Hampshire in 2017, they have been instrumental in local elections, including knocking nearly 10,000 doors in my race for Mayor. They’ve made a big difference up and down the ballot for us in New Hampshire for the past two years. I’m honored to join the Board of Advisors for Let America Vote, and look forward to continuing to fight for voting rights in New Hampshire and across the country,” Manchester (NH) Mayor Joyce Craig said.

“The American people know that their government isn’t working in their best interests. Politicians are rigging the system for their big donors and making it harder for many people to vote. We need more elected officials that understand that our government must be open and accessible to all Americans, not just the wealthy or the ones with power. I’m looking forward to joining the Let America Vote Board of Advisors to help support pro-voter candidates and beat politicians who have made it harder to vote across the country,” End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller said.

The full Let America Vote Board of Advisors list can be found here.

Let America Vote launched in 2017 to fight back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot. Whether it’s extreme identification requirements, questionable purges of voters from the rolls, voter intimidation, new and extreme voter registration processes, or anything that makes voting harder, Let America Vote is there to lead the fight against it.