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America Votes Pennsylvania

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America Votes Pennsylvania is considered a core state in the America Votes state network. A core state is one that works directly under America Votes. It was founded in 2003 and has offices in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 1


America Votes is a national left-of-center advocacy and voter mobilization coalition that has operations in more than 20 states, with 12 core states, each focusing on advancing the Democratic vote, along with progressing left-of-center causes and legislation. 2

2022 Elections

For the 2022 election cycle, Pennsylvania is expected to have one of the most competitive senate races in the country. 3 America Votes Pennsylvania works with left-progressive coalition partners to support campaigns for expanded voting and advancing left-of-center candidates. It connects smaller liberal groups to a larger statewide plan, 4 leveraging its advocacy and campaign infrastructure to provide coordination, data and targeting services. 5 It is a part of the Field Team 6 coalition, an organization whose sole focus is to register Democrats, especially in competitive states and districts, such as Pennsylvania. 6


Carol Carvalho is the state director for America Votes Pennsylvania. Previously, she was executive director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. 7

The deputy state director for America Votes Pennsylvania is Nirav Sanghani. Previously, Sanghani held several positions associated with left-of-center politics, including field organizer for Obama for America, special projects director for Action Now, and executive director of Texas Jobs With Justice. 8


  1. “State Network.” America Votes. Accessed April 23, 2022. https://americavotes.org/state-network/
  2. “State Network.” America Votes. Accessed April 23, 2022. https://americavotes.org/state-network/
  3. “Our Races – Pennsylvania.” Activate America. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://www.activateamerica.vote/pennsylvania
  4. “Harnessing the Resistance: Building Grassroots Power Across Pennsylvania.” Medium – America Votes. October 30, 2018. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://medium.com/americavotes/harnessing-the-resistance-building-grassroots-power-across-pennsylvania-d5d72102a0f5
  5.  “Voting Rights.” America Votes. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://americavotes.org/protect-voters-now/
  6. “Mission: Register Democrats. Save the World.” Accessed April 23, 2022. https://www.fieldteam6.org/mission
  7. “Our Team.” America Votes – About. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://americavotes.org/team/
  8. “Nirav Sanghani.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsangh/
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