Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters of the United States
"As the head of an organization focused on empowering voters and defending democracy, I’m honored to join the board of directors of the Democracy Initiative. In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s is more important than ever that we stand together to ensure that all voters are able to fully and safely participate in 2020 elections, especially communities of color, people with disabilities, Native Americans, low-wage earners, and other underrepresented communities. The Democracy Initiative draws strength from the diversity of organizations uniting to face this uniquely challenging time. Together as leaders, we will work to protect and preserve our most sacred democratic values of freedom and equality.”
Virginia Kase is the CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States where she is leading the organization through transformation and growth, focused on building power centered around issues of voting rights and democracy reform. Prior to joining the League in 2018, she served as COO of CASA, an organization at the forefront of the immigrant rights movement. Earlier in her career, Virginia spent eight years serving as the National Technical Assistance and Training Manager at the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) in Washington, DC addressing issues of urban violence, economic, racial and social inequality.
Virginia has more than 20 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector and is a passionate activist and advocate for social justice. She has appeared on various television news programs, published multiple opinion pieces for The Hill newspaper, and been quoted in news articles including The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Glamour.