All Voting is Local Expands to Michigan; Names Aghogho Edevbie New State Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2020

DETROIT–All Voting is Local welcomed Aghogho Edevbie as its Michigan State Director. Edevbie brings a decade of voting rights experience to All Voting is Local as it expands its fight to Michigan.

“We are excited that Edevbie has joined our team as we launch our program in Michigan to remove barriers to the ballot,” said Hannah Fried, All Voting is Local’s National Campaign Director. “Our work in Michigan is critical this year. While Michigan saw wins for voting rights in 2018, we must make sure these reforms are carried out so that voters of color are not excluded on Election Day. We’re thrilled to have Aghogho taking the lead on that vital work in Michigan.”

Edevbie has a decade of voter protection and advocacy experience, primarily working to recruit and organize attorneys as poll challengers and watchers on Election Day. Prior to joining All Voting Is Local, Edevbie was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for Wayne County, Michigan, and ran for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2018. A Detroit native, Edevbie has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.

Edevbie will be based in Detroit, joining All Voting Is Local’s team working on the ground in key states facing distinct assaults on voting rights: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at 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. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.