Kathy Boockvar Discusses Global Threats to Democracy in Ireland with U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy 

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Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar was honored to travel to Ireland in May to discuss global threats to democracy and strategies to combat these challenges, at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy. During her time in Ireland, Boockvar was privileged to meet with a remarkable array of dedicated and thoughtful … Read more

Kathy Boockvar Participates in American Bar Association Law Day Panel

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Thank you to the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association for hosting a great Law Day event at the National Constitution Center called Taking the Next Step: Ensuring Trusted Elections and Civics for Pennsylvanians. Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar was honored to be a panelist alongside many election and legal professionals and leaders at … Read more

Corruption Trials and Election Protection – Pantsuit Politics

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Kathy Boockvar was recently pleased to be featured as a guest on Pantsuit Politics Podcast! Boockvar talked at length about the immense dedication of election officials and all the layers of security and integrity that go into every step of the election process. She also talked about the disturbing increase in threats to election officials … Read more

Poll of Election Officials Finds Concerns About Safety, Political Interference

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The Brennan Center for Justice recently re-surveyed local U.S. election officials to assess their concerns for their safety, security, and potential political interference in the 2024 election cycle. The survey results showed that 38 percent of local election officials have experienced threats, harassment, or abuse for doing their jobs, 54 percent are concerned about the … Read more

Kathy Boockvar Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award from American University Washington College of Law 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2024 – Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar was honored last week with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the American University Washington College of Law.  The Washington College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a member of the alumni community for their exceptional professional and personal achievements, extraordinary distinction in their … Read more

Disagree Better: A Governor’s View on How Business Can Bridge Divides

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Tired of political acrimony and looking for ideas to inspire civil discourse? Join Business for America and Disagree Better on Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at noon ET for a conversation with Utah Governor Spencer Cox about how businesses and other convenors can help bridge partisan divides. The National Governor’s Association has established the Disagree Better … Read more

Advocates call for Shapiro to extend automatic voter registration to social service agencies

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Kathy Boockvar recently spoke with the Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the challenges of and decline in voter registrations through social services agencies in recent years in PA, and efforts to improve registration accessibility for vulnerable communities. Boockvar spoke about the advantages of Automatic Voter Registration (AVR), a more efficient and automated process that not only is … Read more

Athena Strategies Misinformation Roundup – April 8, 2024

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One of Athena Strategies’ core missions is to amplify understanding and civil discourse about elections in the U.S. – seeking to counter the spread of harmful mis and disinformation and working to rebuild trust in our electoral system.   Towards this end – Welcome to Misinformation Roundup, your periodic bulletin of viral rumors that never happened! … Read more

Poll Workers Are Urgently Needed Across the Country

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Calling all advocates for democracy! Over 400 election jurisdictions across 43 states are urgently seeking poll workers to support upcoming elections. Poll workers play a vital role in ensuring everyone can exercise their right to vote.  Poll workers support their local election administrators and help to ensure safe, fair, and efficient elections in their communities. … Read more

Kathy Boockvar Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from American University Washington College of Law

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We are very proud and excited to announce that Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar is being awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from her law school, the American University Washington College of Law! This award recognizes a member of the WCL alumni community for their exceptional professional and personal achievements, extraordinary distinction in their chosen field, and demonstrated … Read more

Are PA voter rolls clean? How Nearly 1M voters were removed two years ago

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Kathy Boockvar recently conversed with the USA Today Network about effective methods that would help ensure Pennsylvania’s voter registration rolls are as up to date and accurate as possible, as well as help combat misinformation surrounding voter registration. Boockvar discussed areas in which improvements could be made to ensure accurate and safe elections, including the … Read more

Experts war-gamed what might happen if deepfakes disrupt the 2024 election. Things went sideways fast.

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Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar recently spoke with NBC News about her participation in a “war-game” simulation during the 2024 presidential election cycle, organized by The Future US. The Future US is a nonprofit that works to identify, inform, and prevent disruptions from AI and other technologies by strengthening cross-sector partnerships and advancing effective policy. … Read more