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Voting Rights

Rose Fabia: Volunteer for America


Rose Fabia has committed her early retirement years to increasing collaboration among local grassroots organizations and canvassing to generate votes for Democratic candidates. She does it to protect her daughter and her daughter's future from a Republican Party that threatens the foundations of that future.

Brian Cannon: Making Structural Change


Brian Cannon led the successful effort to end partisan gerrymandering in Virginia, bringing about structural change that enables greater participation by communities of interest and encourages more accountability in Virginia politics.

David Becker: Making Elections More Secure


We are resurfacing this profile of David Becker, published weeks before the 2020 election, because he correctly dismissed the many concerns being expressed at the time that the presidential vote would somehow be corrupted. His reason: The long-tenured election officials who would oversee the election. Those people are now under attack, and election deniers are candidates vying for their positions.

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