Category: VoteRiders News

No Photo ID = No COVID-19 Test for Millions?

No Photo ID = No COVID-19 Test for Millions?

I'm writing with alarming news. VoteRiders recently learned that FEMA-run testing sites in Florida are asking potential COVID-19 victims to show a photo ID before they can be tested -- at a time when all ID-issuing offices are closed indefinitely. This requirement threaten ...

What to Do For Your Summer Vacation: Help People Vote

What to Do For Your Summer Vacation: Help People Vote

– Guest post by Joy Scott and Jason Scott-Sheets of Scott Public Relations – When planning his vacation this year, Ed Shapiro knew he would include a trip to Wisconsin from his home in Washington State. Why Wisconsin? That’s where Ed, a retired physician, found his way to supp ...

150 Years of fighting for the right to vote

150 Years of fighting for the right to vote

By Sylvester Johnson III, VoteRiders' National Volunteer Coordinator Black History Month this year includes a significant milestone in the history of African-American voting rights. February 3rd was the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment’s ratification, declaring that “th ...

Voter ID Story: Mildred in Virginia

Voter ID Story: Mildred in Virginia

When Mildred reached out to VoteRiders for help, she couldn’t get a job and was worried about becoming homeless because she didn’t have an ID. Mildred had applied for a new ID in Virginia and was told she would need a birth certificate to complete the process. Mildred never ...

News Digest: The Latest Voter ID Developments

News Digest: The Latest Voter ID Developments

In several states, new legislation and ongoing litigation put voter ID laws in motion last month. Some of these changes will affect who can vote in November, although key details are still to be determined.  Here’s a roundup of recent developments and why they matter: Ke ...

Voter ID Story: Montrell in Florida

Voter ID Story: Montrell in Florida

I met Montrell as I was canvassing the streets of Downtown Orlando on a Sunday afternoon with our partner organizations, Bring It Home Florida and Global Shapers. I handed him a flyer and he asked for more information on VoteRiders. After hearing about our voter ID services, M ...

Volunteer Story: Kelly Leffler

Volunteer Story: Kelly Leffler

Meet Kelly Leffler.  Kelly lives in Chicago and started volunteering with VoteRiders in 2019. Kelly knew she needed to act after reading about thousands of people in her home state of Wisconsin who were unable to vote in 2016. She still proudly remembers casting her first ...

5 Tips to make the most of your charitable giving

5 Tips to make the most of your charitable giving

When we do good, we feel good. That's part of why the Holiday Season fills us with warmth - we’re thinking about the people and causes that are important to us, and about how we can give gifts that are meaningful and make the world a better place. No matter which cause you cho ...

Impact of Voter ID Laws on People with Disabilities

Impact of Voter ID Laws on People with Disabilities

-guest post by Michelle Bishop, MSW, Voting Rights Specialist with the National Disability Rights Network As the Voting Rights Specialist for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), I coordinate voting rights initiatives in every state, the District of Columbia, Puer ...

Recap: What happened in the LAST election of the decade?

Recap: What happened in the LAST election of the decade?

(art credit: Gregg Deal for Amplifier) As millions of Americans turned out to vote last week, our team was on the ground, on the phone, and online – helping guarantee that eligible voters could cast a ballot that counts. Three quick highlights from Election Day 2019: ...

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