Oral history interview with Nancy Tate, 2013


Tate, Nancy (Interviewee)
Farber, Myron (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Nancy Tate, 2013
Early Life and Education: upbringing in Menlo Park, California, acceptance to Stanford University; Early Career: Washington, D.C., Campus Commission on Campus Unrest, Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government Performance and Results Act, William J. Clinton Administration; Mid-Career Appointment: League of Women Voters, Voters Education Fund, protecting brand and name recognition, operation staffed largely by volunteers, former sponsorship of presidential debates and contemporary misunderstandings, publications: Empowering the Voters of Tomorrow, Impact on Issues, slogans: "Power the Vote" and "Running and Winning", nonpartisanship, Elisabeth MacNamara, Nancy M. Neuman, work toward National Voter Registration Act also known as Motor Voter; Tax Status: Internal Revenue Service, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status; Early Suffrage Movement: American Women's Suffrage Association, National American Women Suffrage Association, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, first League president Maud Wood Park; 2000 Presidential Election: George W. Bush v. Albert A. Gore, opposition to the Electoral College, opposition to Citizens United; Barack H. Obama II Administration: advocacy for Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, advocacy for DISCLOSE Act, voter registration efforts and ID requirements; Collaboration with Information Technology Companies
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Voter registration--United States; Women political activists--United States; Women--Political activity--United States; Women--Suffrage--United States; United States Politics and government 1989-; Tate, Nancy; Carnegie Corporation of New York; League of Women Voters (U.S.); League of Women Voters (U.S.). Education Fund; United States; National Voter Registration Act of 1993
oral histories
Physical Description
113 pages; 1 digital audio file (95 min.); 1 digital audio file (90 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Executive Director of League of Women Voters
Interviewed by Myron Farber on May 22, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Nancy Tate, Gift 2013
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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