It’s 2020 and it’s an election year in America. Behind all of the politicking, campaign, and primaries noise, I found an exemplary woman actually making democracy happen. That’s Kat Calvin, saving American democracy one voter ID at a time.
Kat Calvin is the Founder and Executive Director of Spread The Vote and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Project ID Action Fund. A lawyer, activist, and social entrepreneur, Kat has built a national organization that helps Americans obtain the IDs they need for jobs, housing, and life and that also allows them to go to the polls.
Along with STV/PID, Kat co-hosts Vote! The Podcast, is an advisor to Ragtag, and DemCast and sits on the boards of the California Women’s List and OMGWTF.
She quit her job and embarked on a long civic journey when the United States Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
We discuss that ongoing journey. How long was it? How hard? What are her wins?
Please follow her links below and volunteer or donate to her cause.
Kat is one of the TIME Magazine 16 People and Groups Fighting for a More Equal America, 2018 Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business, and has been a Business Insider 30 Under 30, The Grio 100, and more. Kat has been featured on PBS’ To The Contrary, BET’s Black History Month profiles, has been a guest commentator on Sirius XM, and has been featured in numerous print and digital outlets.