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America Votes State Summit 2014

February 4 - 5, 2014

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

Washington, D.C., 20001

The America Votes State Summit is an annual event that provides an extensive preview of the challenges ahead for progressives at the electoral and legislative level, as well as an examination of the specific state strategies and tactics that will be integral to meeting these challenges head-on. Featured experts examine best practices of progressive mobilization and grassroots coordination from cycles past and constructively identifies areas where the progressive movement needs to emphasize for future success.  The Summit attracts over 300 attendees, including in-state experts, national political strategists, funders and organizational allies. ***The America Votes State Summit is closed to the press.***




Guest Speakers at the AV State Summit 2014:

The Honorable Mark Schauer

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner

Bob Bauer, Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on Election Administration


With Remarks at the Cecile Richards Progressive Leader Award Reception from Special Guests: 

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin
Governor Ed Rendell


- NEW! -

Join democratic GAIN & Democracy Partners for the
Latino Communication Summit
Sponsored by Univision

Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:00am - 11:00am
@ The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

***Admission to this event is included with registration for the America Votes State Summit.***


8:30am: Registration Opens
9:00am: Welcome & Special Guest Speaker: Rep. Ben Ray Lujan
9:15am: Best Practices in Latino Research
10:15am: Lost in Translation: Messaging Matters


Cecile Richards Progressive Leadership Award 2014 Recipients:

John Stocks
Executive Director of the National Education Association

Joan Fitz-Gerald
Former President of America Votes &
Former President of the Colorado State Senate