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Fair Elections Center

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization dedicated to removing barriers to registration and voting for students, people of color, people whose first language is not English and other underrepresented constituencies.

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Causes
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
Budget
$1,863,000
Location
Washington
,  
D.C.
Established
2017
EIN
81-5447067
Area Served
National
Values
Community, Duty, Empowerment
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Leadership
Robert M. Brandon
President and CEO
Robert M. Brandon, an attorney, has more than 35 years of public policy, legislative, media and campaign experience at the federal, state and local levels. He has experience in all aspects of election law and how mobilization organizations interact with those laws and on voter suppression. Since 2006, he has participated on panels and trainings on election law, interacted with election officials and nonprofit voter registration and voter engagement organizations, and overseen voting rights litigation.
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Director
Roger Scott
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The impact of your support

Fair Election Center is working hard to improve election administration, ensure access to the ballot through litigation, and provide educational information on voter registration and voting rules through partnership work with campus-based organizations at colleges across the country. The Center investigates under-the-radar violations of the right to vote and has sued to enforce federal and state law requirements in novel and economical ways. The Center will also spend significant time developing and implementing rapid responses to serious problems our national and grassroots partners encounter in their state work in the lead-up to the 2020 election.

With your support, we can:

  • Increase student turnout by working with campus administrators and faculty to institutionalize a culture of democratic engagement;
  • Study state election codes, including ID requirements, voter registration procedures and the voting process, to remove barriers to expand equal access to the ballot;
  • Provide training on voter registration and voting best practices to organizations in the Asian American Pacific Islander, African American and Hispanic communities;
  • Recruit bilingual and tech-savvy poll workers to serve language minority communities, so that poll workers better reflect the diversity of the communities they serve; and
  • Implement rapid response litigation to fight voter suppression, particularly in the face of improper voter purges and other voter suppression efforts around the country.


Why this work is important

For our communities and economies to be sustainable, inclusive and equitable, every citizen needs to have the opportunity to have a voice in government. Given the steadily increasing threats to voting rights, voters — particularly from underrepresented communities — need to be armed with the knowledge they need to overcome new barriers, and litigation has become more important than ever to defend and protect our citizens’ right to vote.


Our track record

Fair Elections Center’s work has contributed to increased youth turnout in 2018, helped re-enfranchise more than a million Floridians through litigation, and so much more. In 2020, we will continue these efforts, not just around the critical 2020 national election cycle, but also the countless local races, ballot initiatives and measures of vital importance to local communities. We continue to build on the successes from the last few years and work to maintain the momentum going forward. The voices of traditionally underrepresented communities need to be heard in these elections, and our work is dedicated to ensuring that outcome, in partnership with funders, grassroots partners, advocates, students, faculty and academic institutions.


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