Rights Restoration in Virginia
Over 350,000 Virginians – nearly 7% of the voting population – have had their civil rights taken away forever. A shocking 1 in 5 African-Americans are disenfranchised for life.
The only way to restore your right to vote and other civil rights is through individual Governor approval.
Virginia continues to have one of the harshest rights restoration systems in the country, even though local organizers had a major victory in May 2013, which allows the Governor to automatically restore the rights of people with “non-violent” convictions.
The system is remains punitive, unfair and hard. Along with the many other barriers faced by returning citizens, it denies their citizenship, dignity, and humanity.
Help Virginians restore their rights, demand blanket automatic restoration, and fight for a permanent solution—a constitutional amendment.
- Learn the facts with our handout and info-graphic.
- Learn how to restore your rights with our Rights Restoration Guide or through a local event.
- Learn about the rights restoration process and how to teach others through our Nuts & Bolts training and trainer’s notes.
- Learn how about our statewide partners and our advocacy.
- Learn about recent news.