About us

What We Do

GoVoteMiami offers tools and resources to individuals, public agencies and organizations to offer effective Voter Registration and related services.

We offer training and support to all agencies and organizations mandated under the National Voter Registration Act help reach effective compliance.

Our Story

GoVoteMiami started out as a one month long Voter Registration and Information Campaign. Volunteers created voter registration opportunities at local YMCAs, farmers markets, schools, festivals, in their homes and at neighborhood parks, the Miami Zoo, near Courthouses, at PAMM, at Miami-Dade College and many more locations.

Leadership

Christina Bracken

Christina founded GoVoteMiami in 2017 with 3 politically engaged friends. GoVoteMiami started as a one month long Voter Registration and Information Campaign. In March 2018 GVM created over 130 events throughout Miami-Dade County.

Leaving her native Germany (not enough sun) she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean (39’ sailboat) and lived in Asia and India teaching before starting her first apparel design and manufacturing company in Mumbai.

After settling in Miami she worked in the footwear industry for over 25 years. Her production company designed and manufactured for many international brands like Prince, Fila and Columbia Sportswear – as well as her own minimal footwear brand ZEMgear.

Married to a registered R she lives and negotiates partisan challenges daily. Her relationship (and their daughter Sophie) are living proof that democracy works when we participate.

She became a US citizen in 2014 and has worked on civic engagement projects since then.

Christina Bracken | Co-Founder and President
786.367.6829 | Christina@GoVoteMiami.org

Jane A. Torres M.A. L.M.F.T.

Jane joined GoVoteMiami in 2018 and has been instrumental in the development of our training strategy, courses and materials. Her focus is our organizational development and outreach – which her past experiences have prepared her exceptionally well. As president of Catalyst International, Inc., she lead her Miami consulting company specializing in human resource development, Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. She is the founder of the Florida Breast Cancer Research Foundation and legislative co-lead for Moms Demand Action Miami. She has been a university lecturer and has designed and implemented training programs for corporations and governmental organizations, both overseas and in the United States. Her focus is on conflict resolution, managing diversity, team development, cross cultural relations, stress management, supervisory development, cross-cultural communication strategies, and police/community relations.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her graduate degree is in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Jane Torres | Organizational Development.
Jane.A.Torres@gmail.com

Lisa Austin

Lisa founded GoVoteMiami in 2017 with 3 politically engaged friends. GoVoteMiami started as a one month long Voter Registration and Information Campaign. In March 2018 GVM created over 130 events throughout Miami-Dade County.

Lisa Austin | Co-Founder
info@GoVoteMiami.org

Joanne Telischi

Joanne founded GoVoteMiami in 2017 with 3 politically engaged friends. GoVoteMiami started as a one month long Voter Registration and Information Campaign. In March 2018 GVM created over 130 events throughout Miami-Dade County.

Joanne Telischi | Co-founder, Treasurer and Legal Council
info@GoVoteMiami.org

Karen Levison

Karen joined GoVoteMiami in 2018. Presidential elections are too important to sit on the sidelines, which is why I decided I had to get involved with GoVoteMiami.  I am a professional Web and graphic designer with over 20 years of experience.  Having grown up in São Paulo, Brazil, I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. I work alongside my faithful companion, Rocky and we currently reside in Key Biscayne, FL

Karen Levison | Web & Graphic Designer
karen@sitesbykaren.com

Taylor King

Taylor joined GoVoteMiami in 2020. Her passion for voter registration began when she worked for her college’s Community Development office and registered the largest number of college students to vote in their region of New York State. She ran the organization’s social media to continue reaching college students on platforms they know best. A born and raised Miami native she has since moved back and joined GoVoteMiami to help increase voter engagement and participation.

Taylor King | Voter Advocacy
taycking@gmail.com

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