August 31, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Chairwoman Statement on Virginia Republicans’ Latest Assault on the Right to Vote

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement in response to the latest Republican motion to disenfranchise voters:

"We thought it would be impossible for Republicans to sink to a new low in their efforts to make it harder for certain Virginians to vote. We were wrong. Republicans remain hell-bent on their singular mission to preserve archaic barriers to the polls, particularly for minority voters.

"Virginia Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for playing politics with Virginians' right to participate in democracy. They are not the party of individual rights - they are the party of bending the constitution to suppress voters."