Steven Walker joins iVote as Executive Director
WASHINGTON, DC - iVote announced today that Steven Walker, former acting National Political Director for the Democratic National Committee, will serve as iVote's Executive Director.
"iVote is dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen - Democrat, Republican, Independent - should vote," said Walker. "We can't just sit back and watch a coordinated and well-funded effort deny eligible Americans their right to vote. It's time to flip the script by going on offense to elect Secretaries of State who will not only protect voting, but expand access to it."
Walker is a proven political operative and organizer. Walker served as Deputy National Political Director at the DNC during the 2012 campaign. In 2010, Walker was the DNC's African-American Vote Director.
"Steve is one of the most respected leaders in the Democratic Party," said iVote Board Member Jeremy Bird. "Steve's depth of experience and strategic abilities set him apart, and getting someone of his talent and reputation for this effort shows how critical it is."
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American's access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith and Pete Giangreco. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.