Support for Safe and Fair Voting
I helped secure grant funding to support 2020 elections
October 13, 2020
The basis of our democracy is easy access to voting, an equitable and safe voting process, and transparent election policy. I helped secure a $34,000 grant from The Center for Tech and Civic Life to support the general election in Columbia County. Funds support the planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration. Funds include supporting expanded mailings, additional on-site staffing, additional signs, and additional training.
Supporting Democratic Elections
I’ve been a long-time advocate of better elections. I regularly share election information, support voter registration efforts, and advocate for people to maintain their right to vote and have their vote counted. In 2000, I led a movement to restore the right of students to vote in local elections in Dutchess County. I work with the Rural Democracy Initiative and rural groups around the country to support civic engagement and a fair voting process.