May 2, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chairwoman Statement on Virginia Republicans’ Anti-Voting Rights Lawsuit Threat

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on Virginia Republicans' anti-voting rights lawsuit threat: 

"Virginia Republicans are utterly predictable. Instead of working to earn the votes of Virginians who have paid their debts to society, Republicans would rather strip them of their rights.  


"Republicans will stop at nothing to preserve Civil War era barriers to the polls, which disproportionally affect African American and minority voters. Time after time they have jumped at the opportunity to make it harder to vote. Between voter ID laws, regulations governing absentee voting, and practices at the polls, Republicans actively work to silence voices across the Commonwealth."