Founder and Executive Director, Spread the Vote
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. In her spare time she is an amateur photographer and avid traveler.
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 MSNBC, Headline News, and Sirius XM, and has been featured in numerous print and digital outlets.
Kat attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Michigan Law School. She is an Army brat mostly from Seattle and Sierra Vista, AZ and currently lives in Los Angeles.
- Election officials preparing for potential unrest at polls in the New York Times
- These women are fighting to uphold Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy in National Geographic
- As more states turn to mail-in voting, problems pop up in The Appeal
- Meet the reformer: Kat Calvin, who wants you to get the right voter ID in The Fulcrum
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