WASHINGTON, DC – iVote announced that it will be accelerating its field activity in the final six weeks before Election Day. iVote has been working to elect Secretary of State candidates, like Brad Anderson, who will fight to expand voting and increase turnout for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike. iVote is launching two programs to help elect candidates who will stand up for voting rights.
Working with Jeremy Bird, the Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign, a Vinton native, Willow Huber, will be leading the iVote Field Organizing program in Iowa. Willow previously worked as a staffer in the Iowa House of Representatives. "We are excited to welcome Willow to iVote," said Ellen Kurz, iVote President. "Willow is one of millions of young people standing up for voting rights, and going on the offense against Matt Schultz, Paul Pate, and their efforts to try to silence Iowans' voice at the ballot box."
iVote is also announcing the launch of the iVote Ambassadors Program. Ambassadors are grassroots volunteer activists who promote iVote through house meetings, voter education forums, and digital outreach. By getting people involved on the ground, our Ambassadors are helping elect a Secretary of State that will expanding voting for all Iowans.
iVote Ambassadors offered the following statements on their work in the state:
“I became an Ambassador because we shouldn’t have to sue the Secretary of State to allow voting. iVote will go on the offense to make voting easier, and give all communities in Iowa equal voting access."
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American’s access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith and Pete Giangreco.