Brad Ashwell, former official with several statewide Florida activist groups, has been named Florida state director for All Voting is Local, a national group seeking to expand and protect voting rights access and which now is targeting Florida among several key states for ground games.
Ashwell has more than 15 years of state and federal legislative experience with non-profit advocacy groups, mainly working on improving election administration systems and voter access.
He previously served as a research associate with Integrity Florida, as legislative director for the Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection, as state policy director for the State Voices Florida Civic Engagement Roundtable, and as state director at Florida Public Interest Research Group.
“We are excited to have Brad join the All Voting is Local team as we fight to protect and expand the right to vote in Florida,” Hannah Fried, All Voting is Local National Campaign director, stated in a news release. “Our work in Florida to improve how elections are run is urgent and we are pleased to have Brad join us as we strive to build a democracy where every voice is heard.”
Ashwell will be joining the organization’s team that All Voting is Local is establishing on the ground in key states it has identified as facing distinct assaults on voting rights, also including Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
All Voting is Local is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.