Oral history interview with Nancy Tate, 2013
Executive Director of League of Women Voters
Scope and Contents
Early Life and Education: upbringing in Menlo Park, California, acceptance to Stanford University; Early Career: Washington, D.C., Campus Commission on Campus Unrest, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government Performance and Results Act, William J. Clinton Administration; Mid-Career Appointment: League of Women Voters, Voters Education Fund, protecting brand and name recognition, operation staffed largely by volunteers, former sponsorship of presidential debates and contemporary misunderstandings, publications: Empowering the Voters of Tomorrow, Impact on Issues, slogans: "Power the Vote" and "Running and Winning", nonpartisanship, Elisabeth MacNamara, Nancy M. Neuman, work toward National Voter Registration Act also known as Motor Voter; Tax Status: Internal Revenue Service, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status; Early Suffrage Movement: American Women's Suffrage Association, National American Women Suffrage Association, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, first League president Maud Wood Park; 2000 Presidential Election: George W. Bush v. Albert A. Gore, opposition to the Electoral College, opposition to Citizens United; Barack H. Obama II Administration: advocacy for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, advocacy for DISCLOSE Act, voter registration efforts and ID requirements; Collaboration with Information Technology Companies
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