CHICAGO, IL – iVote, a grassroots group working to elect Secretaries of State committed to expanding access to voting, issued the following statement today on the 49thAnniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"Today is not just a celebration of the fights we've won to fulfill the Constitutional right of Americans to vote, but a reminder that the fight continues," said Hari Sevugan, an advisor to iVote. "As the Supreme Court and this Congress take us backward at the federal level, it's more important than ever we have Secretaries of State in statehouses throughout the country that will use their office to help people to vote rather than make it harder for them to do so."
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, Pete Giangreco and Executive Director Steven Walker. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Rosner Research.