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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action Vice President Michele Jawando and State Legislators from Maine, Virginia, and Ohio Speak About New Health of State Democracies Report with State Rankings
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action Vice President Michele Jawando and State Legislators from Maine, Virginia, and Ohio Speak About New Health of State Democracies Report with State Rankings

Press Contacts

  • Benton Strong

Watch the live stream of the event releasing the report today at 10am ET here.

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, July 7, at 12:30 p.m. ET, state legislators from Maine, Virginia, and Ohio will join authors of the Health of State Democracies report for a press call on the issues of access to democracy at the state level. Examining the areas of accessibility of the ballot, strength of representation in state government, and influence in the political system, this new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 measures of democracy and contends that these issues must be addressed in sum—and no longer in silos.

WHAT: Press call

WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET

WHO:

Michele Jawando, Vice President for Legal Progress, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Roger Katz, State Senator (R-ME)

Alfonso Lopez, State Delegate (D-VA)

Nina Turner, former State Senator (D-OH)

Lauren Harmon, Voting Campaign Manager, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHERE:

Participant dial-in #: 888.417.8516

Conference ID: 7866118

For more information or to speak with an expert on this topic, contact Benton Strong at 202.481.8142 or bstrong1@americanprogressaction.org.