Non-profit

America Votes

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

26-4568349

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $29,660,265
Expenses: $28,891,684
Assets: $10,885,775

Formation:

2003

Founders:

Harold Ickes, Ellen Malcolm, Steve Rosenthal, Andy Stern, and Carl Pope

President:

Greg Speed

Associated Organizations:

America Votes Action Fund

Friends of America Votes

America Votes is a left-of-center lobbying and advocacy coalition that supports left-of-center issue advocacy and expanding voting access.[1] America Votes bills itself as the “Coordination Hub of the Progressive Community.” The organization was created ahead of the 2004 election by a group of liberal political operatives and longtime Democratic activists, including Partnership for America’s Families President Steve Rosenthal, EMILY’s List founder Ellen Malcolm, former Clinton administration official Harold Ickes, then-Service Employees International Union (SEIU) president Andy Stern and Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope.[2]

According to the group’s spokeswoman, America Votes is focused on maximizing the impact of every dollar spent by left-wing organizations engaging voters on liberal issues.[3]

Through the years, America Votes has become much more than a coordination hub for the wide array of left-wing organizations. America Votes, in conjunction with America Votes Action Fund, has turned into a permanent advocacy and campaign infrastructure operation that gives out millions of dollars to progressive organizations and bills itself as “the largest grassroots voter mobilization effort in the country today.”[4]

In 2020, America Votes received a $129 million grant from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the “dark money behemoth” of the Arabella Advisors network, more than doubling their revenues from 2019 with a single grant. In an article summarizing the grant, left-leaning reporters at Politico described America Votes as a “liberal umbrella group that works on voter registration and turnout and collaborates with other poltical groups across the left.” [5]

Founding

America Votes had its first formal meeting on May 1, 2003 at the offices of pro-abortion candidate recruiting group EMILY’s List. The organization was created ahead of the 2004 presidential election in order to organize and coordinate labor unions, issue advocacy groups, voter mobilization organizations, and media firms to help elect Democrats.[6] The organization was the “brainchild of several longtime Democratic activists, including EMILY’s List founder Ellen Malcolm, former Clinton official Harold Ickes, SEIU President Andy Stern and Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope.”[7][8]

Together these progressive leaders “saw an enormous amount of duplication and wasted resources among progressive organizations” and came together as a conglomeration of 527, 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 groups, in order to coordinate amongst themselves.[9]

Led by a former staffer to U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and future Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, Cecile Richards, during the 2004 campaign, “America Votes held bi-weekly meetings of liberal activists to plot strategy. America Votes allowed member organizations to share voter files, survey data, and demographic information. This allowed America Votes staff to coordinate the efforts of groups such as the Sierra Club, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the League of Conservation Voters in stimulating voter turnout and contacting swing voters.”[10]

America Votes, along with other related organizations, have since been described during the 2004 campaign as a Democratic “shadow party” that was “not competing with the parties; they were nodes within the broader party networks”[11]

Organizational Overview

Also see America Votes Action Fund (Political Action Committee)

America Votes continues to operate as a coordination hub for various progressive nonprofits. AV President Greg Speed in a 2013 promotional video[12] described AV’s mission as one of avoiding duplicity among progressive organizations, stating, “Every contact with a voter that’s duplicated needlessly is a wasted dollar.”[13]

The group has grown to become much more than just a coordination hub for progressive groups. The organization has built a permanent advocacy and campaign infrastructure that provides coordination, data and targeting services to progressive organizations partly through its 527 political action committee, America Votes Action Fund.

According to a America Votes job announcement, the organization has “built a permanent advocacy and campaign infrastructure that provides coordination, data and targeting services to progressive organizations.”[14]

On October 31, 2022, Jon Ralston, CEO of the Nevada Independent, tweeted out an image of a vote-by-mail ballot, provided by America Votes, for Nevada voters that contained a notice that stated “…”we will be reviewing public records after the election to determine whether or not you joined your neighbors in voting.” [15]

Leadership

Greg Speed is the current president of America Votes, he took over for Joan Fitz-Gerald in Nov. 2013. Greg previously served as executive director for AV since late 2007 and as communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2004 election cycle.[16] His total 2014 compensation was $272,509.[17]

Sara Schreiber is the managing director of America Votes, where she leads day-to-day management of the organization and supervises directors of key departments.[18] Her total 2014 compensation was $151,526[19] Bubba Scott Nunnery is the national political director. [20]

As of 2020, the America Votes board of directors included Michael Podhorzer, prominent AFL-CIO Union activist and co-chair of Catalist, a Democrat-aligned database and campaing communications software provider, and Page Gardener, founder of the left-of-center Voter Participation Center.[21]

Funding

As of 2022, the most recent IRS disclosures showed that America Votes possessed $8.8 million in assets, and reported a combined $88.5 million in expenses between 2019 and 2020.

YearRevenueExpensesNet Assets
2011$14,153,518 $14,193,741 $639,023
2012$11,161,234 $9,635,163 $2,168,138
2013$12,658,022 $13,858,453 $970,822
2014$8,630,134 $7,863,339 $1,856,944
2015$13,425,247 $13,492,844 $1,851,627
2016$9,521,051 $8,483,439 $3,151,373
2017$13,502,764 $13,288,978 $2,998,776
2018$12,981,166 $11,952,479 $5,171,436
2019 $63,924,154.00 $59,689,504 $8,752,311
2020 $29,660,265.00 $28,891,684.00 $8,870,851.00

Donors to America Votes

Although America Votes spends much of its efforts attacking conservative and libertarian donors, AV does not clearly disclose its donors on its website nor in any federal election filings.

America votes is a member organization of the Democracy Alliance and since 2003, has been “the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations.”[22]

On its website, America Votes list about three dozen organizations as “national partners”— including the EMILY’s List, the Sierra Club and many labor unions — although it doesn’t say how much money they’ve provided. Several state-specific partners are also named.[23]

George Soros committed or donated $2 million to America Votes and another $1 million to a variety of state-based voter mobilization groups that don’t have to disclose their donors.[24]

Between 2012 and 2013, America Votes received millions of dollars in contributions from labor unions, including $1 million from the National Education Association[25], $443,000 from the Service Employees International Union[26], $333,000 from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)[27], and $28,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).[28]

Additional progressive groups, such as Michael Bloomberg-founded gun control organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, have also financially supported America Votes in the past, according research by the Center for Responsive Politics and a Center for Public Integrity review of tax filings maintained by CitizenAudit.org.[29]

According to annual IRS filings, the following organizations have given major grants to AV during the calendar year preceding each organization’s IRS filing end date.

Grantor Organization Name Amount $ IRS Filing End Date
Tides Advocacy Fund $543,455 12/31/12[30]
America’s Families First $2,280,000 12/31/10[31]
Atlantic Advocacy Fund $1,000,000 12/31/10[32]
Atlantic Advocacy Fund $200,000 12/31/10[33]
Atlantic Advocacy Fund $800,000 12/31/11[34]
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center $250,000 12/31/12[35]
Fair Share Alliance aka Progressive Future, Inc. $40,000 6/30/11[36]
Fund for Policy Reform $1,000,000 12/31/12[37]
Fund for Policy Reform $1,000,000 12/31/13[38]
League of Conservation Voters $180,000 12/31/12[39]
League of Conservation Voters $960,000 12/31/14[40]
Maine People’s Alliance $20,000 12/31/12[41]
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund $350,000 12/31/10[42]
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund $275,000 12/31/11[43]
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund $370,000 12/31/12[44]
Montana Growth $40,000 12/31/11[45]
National Education Association $72,500 8/31/13[46]
Patriot Majority USA $60,000 12/31/14[47]
Patriot Majority USA $807,500 12/31/10[48]
Patriot Majority USA $150,000 12/31/10[49]
Patriot Majority USA $45,000 12/31/13[50]
Pennsylvania State Education Assn. $100,000 8/31/13[51]
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $105,000 12/31/10[52]
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $75,000 12/31/11[53]
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $140,000 12/31/11[54]
United Food & Commercial Workers $50,000 12/31/12[55]
United Food & Commercial Workers $27,727 12/31/13[56]
US Action  $85,000 12/31/08[57]
VoteVets Action Fund $15,000 6/30/13[58]

Funding from the Sixteen Thirty Fund

In 2020, America Votes received a $129 million grant from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the “dark money behemoth” of the Arabella Advisors network, more than doubling their revenues from 2019 with a single grant and ended up becoming the largest grant handed out by Sixteen Thirty to any other organization in 2020. [59] In an article summarizing the grant, left-leaning reporters at Politico described America Votes as a “liberal umbrella group that works on voter registration and turnout and collaborates with other poltical groups across the left.” [60]

Sixteen Thirty fund president, Amy Kurtz wrote that the $129 million grant to America Votes, which accounted for roughly 25% of the total grantmaking by the Sixteen Thirty Fund that year, “helped progressives across the country pivot to provide new and safe opportunities for voting during a deadly pandemic,” and supported “national efforts to expand access to vote by mail and increase voter turnout in communities of color and among traditionally disenfranchised people.” [61]

Activities

After the 2020 and 2022 elections America Votes reported that its national network of partners had made hundreds of millions of contacts with voters, primarily in swing states. In October, 2020, America Votes reported that “Since June 1, more than 400 America Votes partners have made over 350 million voter contact attempts, including more than 7 million door knocks, 175 million phone calls, and 100 million text messages sent, yielding over 14 million conversations with voters.” [62]

On November 4, 2022, America Votes boasted that the America Votes Coalition had knocked on 22 million doors, made 40 million phone calls, and sent 37 million text messages before election day weekend. During election day weekend the organization had further plans to “knock at least 25 million doors with a majority in the hotly contested states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.” [63]

The organization also published the below table, separating voter contacts by state.

State Knocks to Date Voters Targeted
Arizona 2,937,098 1,330,000
Georgia 2,610,386 1,618,037
Michigan 2,249,807 1,800,000
Nevada 2,671,100 1,028,304
Pennsylvania 4,645,010 2,068,628
Wisconsin  2,00,508 902,706
Total 17.1 Million 8.7 Million

Partisan Motives

The America Votes website claims that “Our coalition carries out non-partisan, education-focused programs to engage voters particularly newly eligible and infrequent voters through mail, phones, and texts to make sure they feel confident and informed about the voting process in person or via mail.” [64] Despite this, in October 2022, America Votes described its get-out-the-vote activities by saying “This GOTV push is targeting the “Blue Surge” voters whose massive turnout delivered victories for Democrats in 2018 and 2020. The Blue Surge refers to voters who either skipped voting in 2016 but returned to the polls for 2018 and 2020 or voted for the first time in 2018 or 2020. Turnout among this blue-leaning electorate will be key to determining control of Congress and the outcome of many state-level races this year. ” [65]

Controversial Intimidation Tactics

In October 2022, left-leaning journalist John Ralston, reported on Twitter that America Votes was sending mailers to voters in Nevada that read “Who you vote for is private, but whether you vote is a matter of public record. We will be reviewing public records after the election to determine whether or not you joined your neighbors in voting.” Ralston questioned whether the peer pressure tactic was appropriate or necessary, saying “You can’t be serious, @AmericaVotes? Is this the progressive way?”

Writing a story about the mailer a local Nevada news outlet reached out the Secretary of State’s office. A spokesperson responded that “While this mailer seems aggressive, it does not appear to meet the threshold for voter intimidation.” [66] Speaking about the mailer, Dr. Dan Lee, professor of political science at UNLV, remarked that “social pressure” is “a tactic that’s been used by groups to try to actually encourage people to vote.”

When asked to comment on their controversial mailer, America Votes responded that “There is a lot at stake in this election and we encourage everyone to make their voice heard. Voters should make a plan to return their ballots before Election Day on November 8th.” [67]

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Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Brandon Davis
    Former Board Member
  2. Page Gardner
    Board member
  3. Joe Zimlich
    Executive Committee Member
  4. Khalid Pitts
    Board Member
  5. Gene Karpinski
    Board Member
  6. Rob McKay
    Board Member
  7. Patricia Stryker
    Board Member
  8. Kate Snyder
    Former Communications Director
  9. Ezra Reese
    Consultant
  10. Anne Bartley
    Co-Founder

Coalition Members

  1. AAPI Victory Fund (Political Party/527)
  2. ACRONYM (Non-profit)
  3. Activate America (Political Party/527)
  4. American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) (Labor Union)
  5. Alliance For Youth Action (AFYA) (Non-profit)
  6. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) (Labor Union)
  7. American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (Labor Union)
  8. Giffords PAC (Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC) (Political Party/527)
  9. America’s Voice (Non-profit)
  10. Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (Non-profit)
  11. Bend the Arc Jewish Action (Non-profit)
  12. Black Voters Matter Fund (Non-profit)
  13. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (Non-profit)
  14. Building Back Together (Other Group)
  15. Center for Community Change (CCC) Action (Non-profit)
  16. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  17. Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME) (Non-profit)
  18. Climate Power Education Fund (Non-profit)
  19. Climate Reality Action Fund (Non-profit)
  20. Collective PAC (Political Party/527)
  21. Color of Change (Non-profit)
  22. Color of Change PAC (Political Party/527)
  23. Communications Workers of America (CWA) (Labor Union)
  24. Democratic Attorneys General Association (Political Party/527)
  25. Democratic Governors Association (DGA) (Political Party/527)
  26. Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) (Political Party/527)
  27. Care in Action (Non-profit)
  28. Emerge America (Political Party/527)
  29. EMILY’s List (Other Group)
  30. Environment America (Non-profit)
  31. Environmental Defense Action Fund (Non-profit)
  32. Equality Federation (Non-profit)
  33. Every Voice (Non-profit)
  34. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (Non-profit)
  35. Fair Share (Non-profit)
  36. Food and Water Watch (FWW) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  37. For Our Future (PAC) (Political Party/527)
  38. Forward Majority Action (Political Party/527)
  39. Higher Heights (Non-profit)
  40. House Majority PAC (Political Party/527)
  41. Human Rights Campaign (Non-profit)
  42. International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) (Labor Union)
  43. International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (Labor Union)
  44. Latino Victory Fund (Political Party/527)
  45. League of Conservation Voters (LCV) (Non-profit)
  46. LGBTQ Victory Fund (Political Party/527)
  47. Mi Familia Vota (Non-profit)
  48. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Non-profit)
  49. NARAL Pro-Choice America (Non-profit)
  50. National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) (Political Party/527)
  51. National Education Association (NEA) (Labor Union)
  52. National Institute for Reproductive Health (Non-profit)
  53. NextGen America (Non-profit)
  54. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  55. Faith In Action (PICO National Network) (Non-profit)
  56. People for the American Way (PFAW) (Non-profit)
  57. Planned Parenthood Action Fund (Non-profit)
  58. Priorities USA Action (Non-profit)
  59. Progressive Turnout Project (Political Party/527)
  60. Public Interest Network (PIN) (Other Group)
  61. Senate Majority PAC (Political Party/527)
  62. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Labor Union)
  63. Sierra Club (Non-profit)
  64. Sister District Project (Political Party/527)
  65. Stand Up America (Non-profit)
  66. State Innovation Exchange (SIX) (Non-profit)
  67. Supermajority (Political Party/527)
  68. The Hub Project (Non-profit)
  69. The Indivisible Project (Indivisible) (Non-profit)
  70. UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) (Non-profit)
  71. UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  72. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) (Labor Union)
  73. United We Dream (Non-profit)
  74. #VOTEPROCHOICE (Other Group)
  75. Voter Participation Center (VPC) (Non-profit)
  76. Voto Latino (Non-profit)
  77. Wilderness Society (Non-profit)
  78. Working America (Labor Union)
  79. Working Families Party (WFP) (Political Party/527)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 2010

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Jun Form 990 $29,660,265 $28,891,684 $10,885,775 $2,014,924 N $29,467,188 $0 $3,990 $847,208
    2019 Jun Form 990 $63,924,154 $59,689,504 $8,752,311 $650,041 N $63,715,942 $0 $4,195 $803,754 PDF
    2018 Jun Form 990 $12,981,166 $11,952,479 $5,171,436 $1,303,816 Y $12,659,327 $0 $2,697 $779,151 PDF
    2017 Jun Form 990 $13,502,764 $13,288,978 $2,998,776 $159,843 N $13,431,950 $0 $473 $764,257 PDF
    2016 Jun Form 990 $9,521,051 $8,483,439 $3,151,373 $526,226 N $9,503,601 $0 $25 $727,328
    2015 Jun Form 990 $13,425,247 $13,492,844 $1,851,627 $264,096 N $13,415,162 $0 $0 $718,544 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $8,630,134 $7,863,339 $1,856,944 $201,816 N $8,521,903 $0 $0 $588,415 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $12,658,022 $13,858,453 $970,822 $15,964 N $12,341,164 $0 $211 $560,244 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $11,161,234 $9,635,163 $2,168,138 $12,849 N $11,160,415 $0 $815 $552,921 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $14,153,518 $14,193,741 $639,023 $9,805 N $14,152,742 $0 $996 $541,828 PDF

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