ATLANTA – Power the Vote (www.powerthevote.org) announced that it has partnered with the Florida Democratic Party (“FDP”) to fund voter protection staff for the 2022 cycle. Power the Vote’s investments will support the FDP’s ongoing efforts to ensure that elections in Florida are more free, fair, and accessible for all voters.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz said, “Protecting our democracy is more important than ever. The Florida Democratic Party is glad to partner with Power the Vote on our efforts to safeguard access to the ballot box for all Floridians. These resources will help us ensure our fundamental right to vote remains protected here in the Sunshine State.”
Power the Vote Co-Founder Kimberley Allen said, “Power the Vote is excited to partner with the Florida Democratic Party and to support its efforts to fight for Florida voters. At a time when civil rights and personal freedoms are under attack, it is more important than ever that Florida voters can exercise their right to vote and hold their elected officials accountable.”
Power the Vote Co-Founder Jamil Favors added, “As attacks on our democracy continue to escalate, we know that investments in voter protection will be critical to ensuring voters can have their voices heard. We are proud to partner with the Florida Democratic Party to support their work to empower voters and help them overcome barriers to voting.”
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About Power the Vote
Power the Vote’s founders led the Democratic Party of Georgia’s voter protection team during the 2020 election cycle, when the state flipped blue for the first time in nearly 30 years. The organization’s mission is to fund and support year-round voter protection teams at state Democratic Parties, starting in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.
Power the Vote’s Advisory Board includes Honorary Co-Chairs U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7), Colin Allred (TX-32), Don Beyer (VA-8), Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-3), Lucy McBath (GA-6), Andy Kim (NJ-3), and Katie Porter (CA-45).
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