Category: VoteRiders News

New VoteRaiser Campaign to reach 200K voters by Nov. 6!

New VoteRaiser Campaign to reach 200K voters by Nov. 6!

We are pulling out all the stops to get Americans ready to vote on November 6. That’s why we're launching our new “VoteRaiser” crowdfunding campaign. Our goal: raise $150,000 to reach and assist 200,000 voters with a massive on-the-ground effort in Florida, Arizona, Wis ...

“My Vote” and How It Came About

“My Vote” and How It Came About

Guest post by Diane Namm, Producer, Director, and Writer with Lady of the Canyon Imagine an organization that has examined EVERY SINGLE U.S. State’s voter ID laws and distilled the list of each state’s acceptable documents into a wallet-sized card. Sound like a daunting ta ...

Get your Soul to the Poll, Milwaukee

Get your Soul to the Poll, Milwaukee

Milwaukee is buzzing this summer! Over 100 church congregations are getting involved in “Souls To The Polls Milwaukee” - a city-wide effort to register voters, verify that they have voter ID, and turn out the vote. Anita Johnson, VoteRiders’ Wisconsin Voter ...

Voter ID and the Untold Story of People with Disabilities

Voter ID and the Untold Story of People with Disabilities

Guest post by Michelle Bishop of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)   34 states currently require individuals to show some form of ID at their polling places. The Voting Laws Roundup  from the Brennan Center for Justice indicates that over 22 ...

Analysis: Iowa's confusing voter ID rollout

Analysis: Iowa’s confusing voter ID rollout

Iowa rolled out their new voter ID law on a voluntary basis this year. For the primary election on Tuesday, June 5, poll workers asked voters to show one of the specified IDs; but if voters did not have an acceptable ID or declined to show it, they were allowed to sign an affidav ...

Adina's Voter ID Story: Frustration at the Wisconsin DMV

Adina’s Voter ID Story: Frustration at the Wisconsin DMV

- by Anita Johnson, VoteRiders' Wisconsin Voter ID Coalition Coordinator Last month I had the opportunity to help a young voter obtain ID to vote in Milwaukee. The case illustrates some of the common obstacles and frustrations that voters, especially African-American, face when ...

Valentine’s Gift from My Great-Grandfather

Yvonne Moore shares the story of how her great-grandfather inspired her passion for democracy and voting rights. Yvonne Moore is the Principal Advisor at Moore Philanthropy. We are very grateful for the chance to share her story! Have you ever heard of a poll tax? Th ...

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