Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: All Voting is Local Action
Amount: $250,000 in 2021 over two years
What is All Voting is Local Action?
All Voting is Local Action (AVL Action) is a 501(c)(4) independent organization whose mission is to fight for policies and legislative priorities that expand voter access. Their nonpartisan work on the ground holds accountable those elected officials who seek to suppress the voices of Black, Brown, Native American, and other historically disenfranchised voters. They work to call out bad-faith actors who seek to use their power to deny the will of the people through partisan efforts to throw out election results.
Why do we think this project is important?
AVL Action fights against state and local voting policies that silence Americans’ voices, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities – not just in election years, but every year. AVL Action’s year-round focus on election administration, combined with its deep partnerships with both national and in-state groups, ensure it has the expertise, relationships, and resources to hold officials accountable to the communities they serve. AVL Action works with in-state partners to ensure that bad faith actors are not overstepping their authority by changing the rules that govern ballot access and subvert election administration processes.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting All Voting is Local Action?
In 2021, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant of $250,000 to All Voting is Local Action.