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Programs & Outreach Director

Maggie Bush is the Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the US and has more than 15 years of voter engagement, political advocacy, and strategic communications experience. She currently manages the League’s nationwide voter engagement partnerships and programs, which have resulted in millions of voters registered and mobilized in major election years. She has authored several publications related to voting rights, voter registration, and youth voter engagement. Maggie is a respected leader in the voting rights community; she served as an original founding member of the National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee (2012) and has spearheaded a wide range of successful coalition, nonprofit, and corporate partnerships for the League. Maggie is regularly called upon to provide innovative voter engagement training to volunteer activists and partners audiences nationwide.

With a longtime passion for nonprofit and cause-related work, Maggie previously served as a strategic communications and advocacy consultant, where she worked with national nonprofits, foundations, and advocacy organizations to develop winning outreach strategies. Maggie holds a master’s degree in Political Management as well as a bachelor’s in Political Science and Anthropology from the George Washington University, recently returning to GW as graduate-level faculty in the area of voting rights during the 2020 election cycle.

Maggie lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, VA.



This year, we've seen firsthand how registering people to vote creates a stronger, more representative America. Americans are taking part in our democracy in full force – and now is our chance to make sure they’re ready to vote in the sure-to-be historic 2022 midterm elections.  

With each voter we register, we are helping to get as many people participating as possible. Help us make sure no one is left out. 

With three months to go until Election Day, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers, all of whom need to be signed up and trained in time for November.

Election Day is tomorrow in many states! You’ve made your plan, you’ve found your ballot information, and now it’s time to get out and vote! 

As you think about your plan for voting this year—whether you take advantage of early and absentee voting opportunities in your state, or you vote on Election Day November 5th—I hope you will encourage your loved ones to make a plan, too.

On Tuesday, May 21, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and several local museums nationwide hosted the annual National Youth Summit, this year focusing on the forthcoming 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Our League volunteers spent over 180,000 hours working to register, inform, and protect voters. Check out our impact in the 2018 midterm elections.

Tuesday, September 25 is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)! This year, a record-breaking 400 LWV affiliates have signed up to hit the streets and help register voters.

Interested in planning a nonpartisan voter registration drive?

The League of Women Voters has some expert tips!