Protect the Vote Rally

We joined our coalition partners for a massive morning rally to protect voting rights. We were proud to stand side by side with our community allies with the message, voting is a right, not a privilege and it must be protected.

This session there are a lot of bills that would make it harder to vote and would disproportionately impact people of color, students, low income people, our seniors and disabled citizens. These laws are a solution in the search for a problem.  Patrons of these bills have been unable to point to a single instance of documented voter fraud, yet continue to pursue legislation that would disenfranchise over 600,000 Virginians.

We strongly oppose these misguided efforts. Our democracy is healthier when more people participate in the process. We ask legislators to remember that people died for the right to vote and fight to protect it.

Resources:

Great, short video explaining Voter ID Laws:

Virginia Fact Sheet

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