WASHINGTON — In recognition of the need for its enduring presence, former campaign All Voting is Local has been permanently established as a full, independent organization for the ongoing fight to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to the ballot before they happen, to build a democracy that works for everyone.
All Voting is Local was formerly housed at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The campaign-turned-organization began in 2018 in response to the continuous need for advocacy focused on how elections are run in states and on the local level.
“As an independent organization, All Voting is Local will continue to shine as an enduring advocacy organization that will carry with it the values we have maintained since day one,” said Hannah Fried, Executive Director of All Voting is Local. “These include working in coalition and fighting for access to the ballot at the state and local level through a civil rights frame and hand-in-hand with impacted communities as we redouble our efforts to maintain focused and sustained attention on state and local election administration.”
“We are proud to have provided the space for All Voting is Local to grow, and congratulate them on becoming an independent organization,” said Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “The right to vote may be guaranteed at the federal level, but it is state and local officials who run elections. AVL will continue its important fight to ensure that the fundamental right is strengthened, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to safeguard our democracy.”
All Voting is Local has advocacy teams based in Washington, DC and in eight key states facing attacks on the freedom to vote: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. AVL has continued to fight in coalition to expand access to the ballot since the unprecedented and twin crises of the pandemic and the Trump White House’s threats to our democracy.
AVL will continue its mission to expand access to voter registration, voting by mail, and safe in-person voting; raise awareness of how state and local officials run our elections; and ensure votes are counted and that election results are accepted despite efforts of partisan actors to sow distrust in the election system.