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.