Biden Bucks: Executive Order 14019

Election Integrity

Biden Bucks: Executive Order 14019

May 16, 2024 10 min read

President Biden's Executive Order 14019, signed on March 7, 2021, directs federal agencies to promote access to voting. This includes using agency resources and premises to support voter registration through "approved" nonpartisan organizations, which lack any center or right-of-center representation.

The implementation of E.O. 14019 has raised concerns of partisan bias, with evidence suggesting alignment with far left-leaning think tanks and NGOs funded by dark money. Additionally, the administration's assertion of Presidential Communications Privilege over strategic plans and core documents has highlighted a significant lack of transparency.

The Oversight Project has released two memorandums detailing the partisan-based evidence surrounding E.O. 14019, as well as key documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)—highlighting the federal government's use of federal tax payers dollars for partisan get-out-the-vote efforts.

Memorandum 1: New Document Highlights Partisan Application of Biden’s FedGov Get-OutThe-Vote Operation

Memo one, released on May 1, 2024, details the origins of E.O. 14019 and provides critical context on initial listening sessions between the Biden Administration and far-left NGOs, which were previously heavily redacted.

Oversight Project E.O 14019 Memo 1
Read the full memo here.

Memorandum 2: Steps States Can Take to Frustrate Biden’s Federally Funded and Partisan Get-Out-The-Vote Election Interference

Memo two, released on May 16, 2024, reveals the Biden administration's extensive efforts to conceal documents related to E.O. 14019 from Congress and the public. It also outlines potential state-level actions to mitigate the partisan use of federal resources for get-out-the-vote initiatives under E.O. 14019.

Oversight Project Memo 2 E.O 14019
Read the full memo here.

Supporting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) productions

Here is a running list of documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) showing how this activity is playing out

1. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) E.O. 14019 Guidance Memorandum

EO14019 memorandum for agency heads
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2. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan

EO14019 and U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
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3. Peace Corps E.O. 14019 Compliance Plan

EO14019 and Peace Corps

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4. US Trade Representative (USTR) E.O. 14019 Draft Correspondence

EO14019 and USTR

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5.  Department of Labor (DOL) Redacted E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan Correspondence

EO14019 USDA and Demos

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6. Department of Treasury Paid Time Off for E.O. 14019

EO14019 and Department of Labor

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7. Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Paid Time Off for E.O. 14019

EO14019 and EXIM

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8. Department of Labor (DOL)-SOS Designation Correspondence

EO14019 Department of Labor and Pennsylvania State Government

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9. Department of Labor (DOL) AJC Designation under NVRA Correspondence

EO14019 and Alaska State Government

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10. Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Redacted E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan

EO14019 Call Agenda

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11. US Agency for Global Media E.O. 14019 Marketing Materials

EO14019 US Agency For Global Media

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12. Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan

EO14019 Strategic Plan Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

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13. US Marshalls Service (USMS) E.O. 14019 Marketing Materials

EO14019 and Department of Justice

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14. Department of Interior (DOI) VRA Designation Kansas

EO14019, Department of Interior and Haskell University

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15. National Mediation Board (NMB) Received Marketing Email - Rock The Vote

Rock the Vote

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16. Department of Labor (DOL)-Demos Equity & Public Policy Teams Meeting with Taifa Butler

EO14019, Demos and DOL

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17. Demos and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) propose additional actions for USDA regarding E.O. 14019

USDA additional steps for EO14019

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18. Multiple NGOs propose additional actions for Department of Education regarding E.O. 14019

Proposed Additional Actions for Department of Education EO14019

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19. The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) discusses E.O. 14019 milestones.

Preview of HHS ACL documents related to EO14019

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20. Previously released documents by the Presidio Trust detailing the OMB Max Portal link used to submit Strategic Plans for E.O. 14019

Presidio Trust Documents

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21. Communications involving the Department of the Interior and E.O. 14019 - production 1

Department of the Interior and EO 14019

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22. Communications involving the Department of the Interior and E.O. 14019 - production 2

Department of Interior and E.O. 14019 production 2 preview

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23. Communications involving the Department of the Interior and E.O. 14019 - production 3

Department of Interior and E.O. 14019 production 3 preview

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24. SOS Traffic Detailing the Intended Usage of 1.2B Dollars of Federal Work-Study Funding for GOTV Operations

SOS Federal Work Study Preview

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25. OGE Withholding of the E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan and related materials under FOIA Exemption B5

OGE Withholding E.O. 14019 Plan

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26. Nevada NVRA designations by the Nevada Secretary of State

Navada NVRA designations

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27. US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Pre-Decisional Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Executive Order 14019, Promoting Access to Voting

USICH pre-decisional strategic plan

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28. Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Poll Worker Ethics Communications Pertaining to E.O. 14019

FCA poll worker ethics

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29. Nevada NVRA Designations

Nevada NVRA Designations Preview

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30. USPS Traffic Pertaining to Native American Voting Rights 'Steering Group'

USPS Native American Voting Rights Steering Group Preview

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31. VA Office of General Counsel (OGC) Email Traffic Pertaining to E.O. 14019, Budget Estimates, and Hatch Act Determinations Surrounding 'Non-profits w/PACS'.

VA Office of General Counsel (OGC) Email Traffic Pertaining to E.O. 14019

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32. Department of the Interior (DOI) 14019 Implementation Email Traffic, Meetings with OPM Regarding Funding Vehicles, and NVRA Designations of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Department of the Interior (DOI) 14019 Implementation Email Traffic

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33. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Redacted Strategic Plan and Surrounding Communications.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Redacted Strategic Plan

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34. E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan Template and Submission Instructions from OMB to the Agencies

E.O. 14019 Strategic Plan Template Preview

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35. Department of the Interior (DOI) Redacted Interim Strategic Plan for the Implementation of E.O. 14019, Access to Voting, and surrounding communications

DOI)Redacted Interim Strategic Plan Preview

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Our partners at the Foundation for Government Accountability are also tracking this important issue. Read about their work here.