VoteRiders Press Room
VoteRiders is the nation's most trusted source of non-partisan voter ID information. We welcome media requests. If you would like information about voter ID, or to schedule an interview, please email info@VoteRiders.org or call/text 844-338-8743. We will quickly reply to your request.
Recent Press Coverage
'We can’t afford to wait': coronavirus could shut out droves of new US voters
By Sam Levine
By Ankita Rao, Pat Dillon, Kim Kelly, and Zak Bennett for The Guardian
Wisconsin Democrats Won More Votes in the Midterms. In the Legislature, It Didn’t Matter.
By Alys Brooks for ReWire.News.
Protecting the Black vote ahead of the 2018 midterm elections
- by Donna Owens for theGrio.com
Wisconsin's Voter ID Law Has Created Confusion And Hurdles
- by Cameron Smith of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
It Can Still Be Hard for Women to Vote. Here's What You Should Know About Your Rights
- by Celeste Katz for Glamour Magazine
Recent Broadcast Media/ Interviews
¿Vives en un estado en el que tienes que presentar ID para votar?: aquí te lo decimos
VoteRiders' National Outreach Director, Selene Gomez, talks with Univision about voter ID and what eligible voters need to know.
"Voices for Good" Podcast by Independent Sector
- Interview with VoteRiders CEO & Executive Director Dave Griggs
Ensuring Citizens Aren't Denied Their Right To Vote with Kathleen Unger and Dave Griggs of VoteRiders
- The Great Battlefield Podcast (Episode 332)
Thom Hartmann interviewed Kathleen Unger, Founder and President of VoteRiders, about the work of the organization and plans to put volunteers to work helping voters in 2018.
Recent Op-Eds & Press Releases
03/16/2020 – OP-ED by Kathleen Unger in Newsweek: "Coronavirus, 2020 Election and the New ID Laws Are Brewing a Perfect Storm. Are We Prepared?"
3/2/2019 - LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Kathleen Unger in the Boston Globe: “ID laws leave countless voters dizzied into inaction.”
11/13/2018 - PRESS RELEASE: VoteRiders Provides Record Voter ID Support in Largest Midterm Turnout Since 1960s.
10/30/2018 - OP-ED by Kathleen Unger in TheHill.com: "End the voting confusion and misinformation war."
8/23/2018 - PRESS RELEASE: VoteRiders Positioned to Make Major Mark on Generation-Defining Midterm Elections
Restrictive voter ID laws are no match for this group
Dartunorro Clark of NBC News reports on VoteRiders work to ensure voters have whatever ID they need to vote in 2018.
Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Caused Major Problems at the Polls Last Night
Ari Berman of The Nation summarizes problems with long lines for students and other election issues. Features an interview with Dennis Hatten, one of our most complex ID cases.
‘Desperate times for democracy’ in Wisconsin
Zachary Roth of MSNBC reviews key voting issues in Wisconsin. Interviews with 2 people who got their ID with help from VoteRiders. Touches on lack of voter education & the high barriers for students.
Organization helps people with voter ID law.
WISC-TV 3 Madison profiles VoteRiders’ and our Dane County Voter ID Coalition’s efforts to help voters go to the DMV to get their IDs.
300,000 Could Be Impacted By WI Voter ID Law
The quirks of Wisconsin's newly implemented Voter ID law have been confusing for some at the polls. Anita Johnson of VoteRiders joins All in With Chris Hayes.
Veteran Almost Disenfranchised By Wisconsin Voter ID Says It’s Like A Poll Tax
Alice Ollstein of ThinkProgress writes about the obstacles veteran Dennis Hatten had to contend with to get his voter ID - 6 months of work with Anita and a volunteer lawyer - to fix a mistake on his birth certificate.
John Yang of PBS NewsHour follows VoteRiders’ Anita Johnson as she assists voters getting their ID.
Press Release Archive
10/25/2012 - VOTER ADVOCATES HELP CITIZENS GET THEIR VOTER ID
On October 5, 2014, VoteRiders Texas Coordinator Marianela Acuña Arreaza was on Majic 102.1 Houston’s Sunday Morning Live.
On August 17, 2014, La Raza 98.5 in Houston interviewed VoteRiders Texas Coordinator Marianela Acuña Arreaza for morning Spanish radio.