Search results for ‘common cause’

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    Elizabeth Goitein

    Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein is an attorney and public policy professional who currently directs the Liberty and National Security Policy portfolio at the Brennan Center for Justice, a left-of-center advocacy group and public interest legal center located at New York University. Much of Goitein’s professional work centers around the analysis
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    Dipayan Ghosh

    Dipayan Ghosh is a left-leaning technology policy advisor and computer scientist who currently is a fellow and co-director of the Platform Accountability Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He previously was a White House technology policy advisor
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    Avery Davis-Roberts

    Avery Davis-Roberts is the associate director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program, where she has worked since January 2003. She is also a member of the National Task Force of Election Crises and a board member of the Election Reformers Network.
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    Election Reformers Network

    The Election Reformers Network (ERN) is a pressure group which pushes for changes to the way that elections are conducted in the United States. While the organization describes itself as nonpartisan, it identifies itself as a “proud” member of the Bridge Alliance, a collective of more than 100 activist
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    National Task Force on Election Crises

    The National Task Force on Election Crises is a left-of-center group that advises state and national officials on securing elections against natural disasters, cyberattacks, and pandemics. While the group is ostensibly non-partisan, most of its members are Democrats and its proposed reforms are generally opposed by Republicans. About The National
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    Michael Quattrone

    Michael Quattrone is a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family who is a poet, singer-songwriter, and nonprofit consultant, board member, and founder. He has personally funded Democratic candidates and used his position in philanthropy to fund left-of-center organizations. He is a grandson to David Rockefeller and recently become more involved
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    Aaron Scherb

    Aaron Scherb is a career left-of-center policy advocate and lobbyist. He is the senior director of legislative affairs at Common Cause, an activist group that promotes campaign finance laws and redistricting initiatives that favor Democratic Party politicians. Previously, Scherb was the legislative program manager at Every Voice, another
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    Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek (IRWC)

    Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek (IRWC) is a California-based local representative of the national Indivisible Project. 1 Its left-leaning activism aligns its efforts with many different groups including the Black Voters Matter Fund
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    Secure Elections Network

    The Secure Elections Network is a left-leaning election policy advocacy organization founded in 2020 that attempts to provide left-leaning election administration activists with training and educational tools around election administration. The organization is staunchly supportive of increasing mail-in balloting as well as a set of election administration policies introduced by
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    Colorado Families First (Yes on 118)

    Colorado Families First, also known as Yes on 118, was a ballot initiative campaign supporting a left-leaning statewide paid family leave payroll tax and mandate proposal titled Proposition 118 that was on the ballot in Colorado during the 2020 election. The proposal was passed with 57% of the vote,
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    Secure Democracy

    Founded in 2018, Secure Democracy, now known as Secure Democracy USA,  is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that bills itself as a nonpartisan organization, but has deep ties to left-leaning activists, PACs, and law firms. The organization works exclusively on election policy advocacy, and supports expanding early voting, further use of mail-in
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    Biden Administration – Independent Agencies

    This profile contains Biden Administration nominations and appointments made at independent agencies of the United States government. Nominations and Appointments AmeriCorps Michael D. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps (officially the Corporation for National and Community Service). He most recently served as Executive Director of the My Brother’s
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    Elias Law Group

    The Elias Law Group is the law firm of Marc Elias, the former long-standing leader of the political law practice at Perkins Coie, a major law firm that serves Democratic politicians. In August 2021, Elias left Perkins Coie with ten partners and three counsels to establish the Elias
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    LeftNet is a digital activism organization that produces left-of-center petitions and letters. The organization circulates petitions for signatures with assistance from the Action Network, an online tool created by Brian Young, former digital director for U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry during his time as a U.S.
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    California Voter Foundation

    California Voter Foundation (CVF) is an election policy and voter mobilization group. While CVF claims to be non-partisan for tax reasons, its leadership has associations with the Democratic Party, and it has taken funding from left-of-center foundations and organizations.
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    Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

    The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table (NCET) is a left-of-center voter mobilization group that seeks to increase voting participation among what it calls the “rising electorate,” which includes minorities, LGBT people, new citizens, and young voters.
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    Massachusetts Voter Table

    Massachusetts Voter Table (MVT) is a left-of-center advocacy group that works to increase civic engagement among racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, women, young people, and low-income communities in Massachusetts. MVT is the Massachusetts state affiliate of the left-of-center advocacy group State Voices, which is composed of state-based coalitions called
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    We Can Vote

    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.
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    Nicco Mele

    Nicco Mele is a nonprofit manager and university instructor. He is the former Chair of the board for Democracy Works, an activist group which works to increase the voter participation among left-of-center demographics and receives funding from leading left-of-center philanthropic institutions, such as the MacArthur Foundation and the
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    American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a right-of-center nonprofit think tank that also functions as the nation’s largest voluntary membership association for state legislators. It also offers membership to private sector companies and think tanks. The group authors a variety of publications and utilizes member task forces to adopt