Carrie L. Davis
Carrie Davis (she/they) is the Director of the Democracy Program at the Joyce Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s work to protect and improve policies on voting rights and voter access, election administration best practices, fair representation and redistricting, and promote a more equitable U.S. Census. Carrie and Tim Daly, Director of Joyce’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program, co-lead a joint pilot project addressing the rise of political violence and its harmful impact on a functional democracy.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Carrie served as Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio from 2012-2017, where she led the League’s state advocacy and public engagement programs with a special focus on voters’ rights and redistricting. Carrie was one of the co-leaders of Fair Districts Ohio, which led a good government campaign for successful passage of the 2015 state redistricting reform ballot issue. In 2017 the coalition launched a citizen initiative campaign to reform congressional districting, which eventually led the state legislature to negotiate a bipartisan reform plan that was approved by voters in May 2018. Carrie also served on the steering committee of Ohio Voice, the local affiliate of State Voices. From 2003-2012, Carrie was staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, where she litigated and lobbied on a variety of issues including voting rights, free speech, criminal justice, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive freedom, and government accountability. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Concentration in Public Policy and Public Service from Albion College as well as a JD from Case Western Reserve University.
Want to be the first state to vote? Better make sure you’re ready
Which state should hold the first presidential primary? One that’s most prepared, argues the Joyce Foundation’s democracy program director, Carrie Davis.
Why the Stakes Are High for Cook County with Supreme Court’s 2020 Census Case
Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a question about citizenship will be allowed on the 2020 Census, and early indicators suggest that the question will stand. If so, Cook County must redouble its efforts to ensure we have a full and complete census.