Non-profit

We Can Vote

Project of:

New Venture Fund

Website:

WeCanVote.US

We Can Vote is a left-of-center project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a Washington, D.C.-based left-of-center pass-through funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit managed by Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm that controls a multi-billion-dollar “dark money” network which supports left-of-center causes. [1]

The project primarily functioned during the 2020 election season. [2]

Background

We Can Vote describes itself as a group of public health experts, civic organizations, businesses, and elected officials who sought to make the 2020 elections secure. [3] We Can Vote is a project of the New Venture Fund, a left-of-center group that is fiscally sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors. [4]

The project does not appear to have been active since the 2020 election. In mid-2021,  the project homepage states only, “With your help, we made sure the 2020 elections were safe, secure, and successful. Stay tuned for future updates.” [5]

During the 2020 election season, We Can Vote tracked information on voting rules, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy campaigns in 50 states and the District of Columbia. [6]

We Can Vote also distributed pocket guides in English and Spanish and partnered with food banks, health clinics, public health offices, and get-out-the-vote outreach groups to improve voter turnout. [7]

The project also launched HealthyVoting.org to provide information on how vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. [8]  The website provided information for every state from public health professionals on safe ways to vote, promoting early voting and voting by mail. [9]

Partnerships

We Can Vote partnered mostly with left-of-center nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies.

We Can Vote’s listed partners during 2020 included several prominent left-of-center and far-left organizations, including those ostensibly unrelated to voting. These partners included All On The Line, the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Common Cause, LULAC: League of United Latin American Citizens, Let America Vote, Microsoft, NextGen America, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Progressive Turnout Project, Republican Women for Progress, the Center for Popular Democracy, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, UnidosUS, the Union of Concerned Scientists, United Way, the Voter Empowerment Project, Voting Rights Lab and We The Action. [10]

References

  1. District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Search: New Venture Fund: Trade Names. Accessed June 30, 2021. https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/BizEntity.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=2689437. ^
  2. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/ ^
  3. About We Can Vote. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/about/ ^
  4.  New Venture Fund. Open Corporates. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_dc/EXTUID_2689437 ^
  5. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/ ^
  6. About We Can Vote. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/about/ ^
  7. “Center for Civic Design in 2020 Invitations to Participation: Modernizing Access to Voting and Effective Election Administration During a Pandemic.”  Center for Civic Design. December 2020. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://civicdesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CCD-Year-in-Review-2020-Invitations-to-participation.pdf ^
  8. About We Can Vote. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/about/ ^
  9. “Center for Civic Design in 2020 Invitations to Participation: Modernizing Access to Voting and Effective Election Administration During a Pandemic.”  Center for Civic Design. December 2020. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://civicdesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CCD-Year-in-Review-2020-Invitations-to-participation.pdf ^
  10. About We Can Vote. We Can Vote. Accessed July 23, 2021. https://wecanvote.us/about/ ^
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