Who we are

Integrity First Voter Action Project is dedicated to expanding ballot access and increasing voter participation across the country. We are organized and operate under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Since the Supreme Court gutted key provisions in the Voting Rights Act, extreme politicians have taken advantage to pass harsh laws that restrict access to the ballot box. These restrictions particularly affect disadvantaged communities and people of color. It’s our goal to bring awareness to these laws wherever they may crop up and organize voters to take action to ensure the right to vote is available to everyone in their states and communities.


Opponents of voting rights have spent millions of dollars over the last few decades chipping away at ballot access, erecting barriers to voting, and sowing misinformation about our elections. Voter Action Project is working to dismantle those barriers, make it easier for citizens to vote, and ensure everyone is informed about their right to participate in our elections.


The COVID-19 pandemic showed the need for nationwide mail-in balloting, since voters should never have to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting themselves and their families from sickness. Despite successful, safe, and fraud-free elections in 2020 and 2022, rules on mail-in voting remain in flux as states gauge both the success of voting regulation changes that enabled historic turnout and the vote suppressors’ desire to pick and choose the winners before ballots are even cast. Voter Action Project supports efforts to increase the use of mail-in voting across the country.


High turnout in the 2020 election – driven by the ease of mail-in voting – drove opponents of voting rights to extremes, as they responded with the worst voter suppression bills seen in decades. Voter Action Project believes that our democracy works best when all our voices are heard in our elections and fights for voters to participate in the way that is easiest for them, from early voting to mail-in voting and more.


Kyle Jarrett

Co-Founder & President

Kyle has over a decade of experience managing digital media and fundraising programs for political and advocacy organizations, including national party committees and dozens of U.S. House, Senate, and Gubernatorial candidates. His passion for advancing voting rights led him to create Voter Action Project at this critical time when rights are being trampled on and action on all fronts is needed.

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Utah where he double majored in Political Science and Communications.

Michael Kanick

Co-Founder, Executive Director, & Treasurer

Michael has spent the last two decades in the progressive political digital communications space on and off Capitol Hill, starting with his (then) home state U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and later serving as Digital Media Director for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). He has worked for several digital consulting firms specializing in electoral politics, non-profit advocacy and corporate-public affairs.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, Mike earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.

Mary Baumgard Aguililla

Vice President

Mary raised millions of dollars for Democratic campaigns and causes as a digital strategist with New Blue Interactive, specializing in helping state parties and progressive organizations create sustainable fundraising opportunities to power their work longterm. She got her professional start in politics working as a field organizer in southwest Colorado for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. She now works at Skillshare, an online community for creative learning, as their Email Marketing Manager.

Her digital fundraising work has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants, receiving the 2018 bronze award for Best Use of Email and the 2017 bronze award for Best Use of Social. Her current work is also featured on Really Good Emails.

Mary has her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Saint Benedict.