is in crisis

Events from the past few years have revealed the fragility of democracy in the United States: the influence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, obstructionist attempts to overturn the 2020 election, restrictive voting laws that directly target marginalized populations, the safety and security of election officals. The threats are clear and the stakes could not be higher.

Defend The Vote fights to preserve our most valuable American right: the right to vote.


Defend the Vote is a political action committee dedicated to protecting our democracy by supporting federal, state and local candidates up and down the ballot who will fight for the freedom to vote, fair and accessible elections, and accurate voter education programs.


DTV supports candidates who believe in policies that strengthen our democratic institutions, including:

  • Election Day Registration
  • Automatic Voter Registration
  • Independent Redistricting Commission
  • No Excuse Absentee Voting
  • Early Voting


DTV supports candidates up and down the ballot in battleground states because important decisions are made at the local and state level. E.g., in Nevada, we’re supporting:

  • County Clerk (Chief Local Election Official)
  • 3 House Frontline
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary Of State
  • Attorney General
  • State Senate


DTV is investing in organizations working to ensure that all eligible Americans can vote. These investments will support their efforts to:

  • End Voter Intimidation At Polling Stations
  • Protect Election Officials From Violent Threats
  • Support Get Out The Vote And Voter Registration Efforts