May 23, 2016 News · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on Republicans’ Lawsuit Against Voting Rights


by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Executive Director Becca Slutzky released the following statement on Republicans' lawsuit to preserve a law that disenfranchises voters: 

 

"Virginia Republicans want to block certain people from voting, it's that simple. Virginia Republicans are clinging on to Civil War Era laws that were passed with the intent of preventing African Americans from voting, it's that simple. Virginia Republicans won't even consider trying to earn the votes of those who have served their time and re-entered their communities; they instead opt for yet another lawsuit. 
 
"Republicans paint themselves as the party of individual rights and the Constitution, but today they became the party of using the  Constitution to restrict individual rights. The Governor and his April 22nd order put our Commonwealth on the right side of history, it is shameful that Republicans are seeking to drag us backward yet again."