Non-profit

National Vote at Home Coalition

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

82-2944257

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

The National Vote At Home Coalition is the lobbying arm of the National Vote at Home Institute; together, the organizations are known as Vote at Home. The National Vote at Home Coalition works to lobby for the nationwide adoption of a mail-balloting system through the regulatory and legislative processes. [1]

In its 2019 annual report, Vote at Home outlined its 2020 plans, which included “flooding the zone” efforts in key states to expand the use and acceptance of vote-from-home policies. [2] While its claims that vote-by-mail policies are non-partisan,[3] Vote at Home is a partner of a number of progressive and left-of-center organizations, including Democracy Fund, Common Cause, Nonprofit VOTE, and Rock the Vote. [4] Vote at Home is a partner of Unite America. [5]

Leadership

Amber McReynolds is the chief executive officer of both the National Vote At Home Institute and the National Vote At Home Coalition. [6] McReynolds previously served as the Director of Elections for Denver, Colorado where she helped write legislation that created same-day election registration and a statewide vote-by-mail system. [7] McReynolds serves on the board of RepresentWomen, a left-leaning organization that advocates for increased female representation in elected office. [8]

Philip Keisling serves as chair and director of both the Vote At Home Institute[9] and the National Vote At Home Coalition. [10] Keisling, a Democrat, previously served as Oregon Secretary of State and in the Oregon House of Representatives. [11] During his time as Secretary of State, Keisling oversaw state elections and helped to usher in the first vote-by-mail system in the United States. [12] In addition to supporting vote-from-home,[13]Keisling also supports ranked-choice voting and state-run, taxpayer funded primary elections. [14]

Stephen Silberstien, a member of the liberal mega-donor group Democracy Alliance, sits on the board of Vote at Home. [15] Silberstein was a top-20 donor to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s super PAC, Priorities USA Action,[16] and also sits on the board of National Popular Vote, a group which aims to implement a national plurality-at-large election of the President of the United States. [17]

Funding

National Vote at Home Coalition has taken funding from the National Association of Letter Carriers and other labor unions[18] as well as liberal eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar‘s Democracy Fund Voice. [19]

References

  1. Internal Revenue Service. Form 990, National Vote At Home Coalition. 2018. https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/822/944/2018-822944257-1137577e-9O.pdf ^
  2. “2019 Annual Report.” Vote At Home. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.voteathome.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/VAH-Annual-report-2019-v-1.0.pdf ^
  3. “Winter 2019/Winter 2020.” Vote At Home. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.voteathome.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/VAH-intro-flyer.pdf

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  4. “About Us.” Vote At Home. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.voteathome.org/about/ ^
  5. “Vote By Mail.” Unite America. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.uniteamerica.org/strategy/vote-by-mail ^
  6. “About Us.” Vote At Home. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.voteathome.org/about/ ^
  7. Fouriezos, Nick. “An Emerging Republican Champion for Voter Access.” Ozy. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.ozy.com/the-new-and-the-next/despite-getting-voted-out-this-colorado-republican-is-a-hope-for-voting-rights/94126/ ^
  8. “Board: Amber McReynolds.” RepresentWomen. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.representwomen.org/amber_mcreynolds ^
  9. Internal Revenue Service. Form 990, National Vote At Home Institute. 2018. https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/825/515/2018-825515680-10f6dc6b-9.pdf ^
  10. Internal Revenue Service. Form 990, National Vote At Home Coalition. 2018. https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/822/944/2018-822944257-1137577e-9O.pdf ^
  11. “Phil Keisling.” Portland State University Hatfiled School of Government. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.pdx.edu/cps/phil-keisling ^
  12. Jaquiss, Nigel. The New York Times Highlights Phil Keisling’s Work to Strengthen Democracy, Now Copied By Other States.” Williamette Week. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/12/24/the-new-york-times-highlights-phil-keislings-work-to-strengthen-democracy-now-copied-by-other-states/ ^
  13. Keisling, Phil. “Vote from Home, Save Your Country.” Washington Monthly. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/janfeb-2016/vote-from-home-save-your-country/ ^
  14. Keisling, Phil. “3 Keys to a Far Better Way of Choosing Presidential Nominees.” Governing Magazine. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-presidential-primaries-caucuses-vote-by-mail-ranked-choice-voting.html ^
  15. “About Us.” Vote At Home. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.voteathome.org/about/ ^
  16. Iacob, Ivona. “The Top Donors Backing Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC.” Forbes. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ivonaiacob/2016/05/27/top-donors-hillary-clinton-superpac/#75295a8c4105 ^
  17. “Our Partners.” Unite America. Accessed March 15, 2020. https://www.uniteamerica.org/partners ^
  18. Data compiled from U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards from annual reports filed by labor unions. Queries conducted March 27, 2020. ^
  19. Bird, Meredith. “National Vote at Home Coalition.” Democracy Fund Voice, July 10, 2019. https://democracyfundvoice.org/national-vote-at-home-coalition/. ^

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  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 2019

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    National Vote at Home Coalition

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