In this election every vote counts more than ever. There are 230,000 fewer people registered to vote in Virginia than in 2012; Virginia a voter suppression state. While voting is a right of citizenship in other states, the simple act of voting has been a difficult hurdle in Virginia for over 100 years resulting from a series of discriminatory laws passed by lawmakers in 1902* and written into the Virginia Constitution crafted exclusively to deny voting rights to generations of African Americans and others.

People Demanding Action has partnered with the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, VA Alliance Against Mass Incarceration, Black fraternity and sorority organizations to create a series of Democracy Centers (voter registration, voter information and civic engagement) statewide. We are working together to finally change Virginia’s ugly history of targeted voter disenfranchisement. Our collaboration is called Virginia Register 2 Vote and we officially launch this month.


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  • Kathy Smith endorsed

    “People have the right to vote.”

  • Joseph J Techiera endorsed

    “Stop forged signatures”

  • Carolyn L Parker endorsed

    “I endorse Let Me Vote/Count My Vote because it is the right of every American citizen to be able to cast a ballot. Gerrymandering and unfair voting laws hurt all Americans.”

  • Garrett endorsed

    “The right to vote is essential to our democracy and needs to be defended who would limit their fellow citizens' participation.”

  • Nancy Lowell endorsed

    “I have thought for years that if having a picture ID is all a person needs, let's get busy and help them get one. I am so glad that you folks are taking action.”

  • Sara Hopkins endorsed

    “I grew up In VA, In Prince Edward County. I remember well those days of racist hatred. I am happy to stand against their return. Bravo.”

  • Emily Korzenik endorsed

    “America is truly a democracy only when everyone has a right to vote.”

  • Susan Zorn endorsed

    “I think voter suppression is one of the scariest things right now--so glad you're doing this”

June 2, 2016

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • D.Ishtyme endorsed

  • Shena Goode endorsed

  • Kathy Smith endorsed

    “People have the right to vote.”

  • Richard Nelson endorsed

  • Joseph J Techiera endorsed

    “Stop forged signatures”

  • Stephen Stalker endorsed

  • Robert A. Jones endorsed

  • Gina L Damerell endorsed

  • Carolyn L Parker endorsed

    “I endorse Let Me Vote/Count My Vote because it is the right of every American citizen to be able to cast a ballot. Gerrymandering and unfair voting laws hurt all Americans.”

  • James Schilling-Cachat endorsed

  • Garrett endorsed

    “The right to vote is essential to our democracy and needs to be defended who would limit their fellow citizens' participation.”

  • Nancy Lowell endorsed

    “I have thought for years that if having a picture ID is all a person needs, let's get busy and help them get one. I am so glad that you folks are taking action.”

  • Jo Steen endorsed

  • Sara Hopkins endorsed

    “I grew up In VA, In Prince Edward County. I remember well those days of racist hatred. I am happy to stand against their return. Bravo.”

  • Emily Korzenik endorsed

    “America is truly a democracy only when everyone has a right to vote.”

  • Paul MacDonald endorsed

  • James Oakley endorsed

  • Susan Zorn endorsed

    “I think voter suppression is one of the scariest things right now--so glad you're doing this”

  • Shirley Golub endorsed