| Sierra Club joins other environmental groups to mobilize
The Sierra Club is joining forces with America’s other largest grassroots
groups under the umbrella of America Votes to register, educate and mobilize the
public for the 2004 elections. America Votes is a non-partisan political organization.
America Votes will combine resources, research, and strategy to develop highly
targeted methods to reach out to voters on issues that they care deeply about
to encourage greater voter participation. This historic partnership joins together
ACORN, AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),
EMILY’s List, League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn.org, Moving America
Forward, NAACP National Voter Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Partnership for
America’s Families, People For the American Way, Planned Parenthood Action
Fund, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Sierra Club.
Cecile Richards, veteran labor and political organizer, has been elected President
of America Votes. Richards has worked as a labor and political activist for more
than 20 years. She recently led a national program for the Turner Foundation to
educate and organize reproductive choice supporters across the country. Before
coming to America Votes, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Democratic Leader
America Votes represents nearly 17 million Americans from every state in the country.