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Shannon Augustus

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Press Secretary

Shannon Augustus serves as Press Secretary of the League of Women Voters of the United States, where she is responsible for the League’s press outreach and media requests.

Prior to joining the League, Shannon served as a strategic marketing manager for a state government affairs firm. There, she led the firm's strategic marketing, communications, and brand messaging.

Shannon’s professional career started in the television industry, where she worked at C-SPAN for several years as a producer. Her stints included coverage of the White House and multiple presidential elections. She also held roles on C-SPAN’s marketing and communications team for the C-SPAN Bus program. In that role, Shannon served as spokesman and was tasked with the network's corporate and community relations activities.  

Shannon is a native of the Washington, DC area and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

The League of Women Voters is proud to announce Adam Ambrogi as Senior Director for Voting and Elections. Adam joins the League’s growing team and will expand the organization’s impact on voting rights and election administration.

Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement on the Senate vote on voting rights.

Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement on the Senate action on voting rights.

Today, League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in reaction to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s strategy for bringing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor, bypassing the filibuster rule.

LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response to President Biden and Vice President Harris’s speech at the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Virginia was honored to attend the event with other voting rights leaders. 

LWVUS CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement ahead of President Biden and Vice President Harris's voting rights speech at the Atlanta University Center Consortium. 

Thirty-one voting organizations and civil rights groups representing millions join When We All Vote Co-Chair Michelle Obama in pledge to fight for voting rights and organize voters in New York Times advertisement

Today the League of Women Voters of the United States’ president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack at the US Capitol:

Today, voting rights groups announced a major expanded effort to drive thousands of calls daily to the White House to urge President Biden to lead on voting rights by urging the Senate to fix or nix the filibuster and pass voting rights protections immediately.