Dear Friends and Supporters,
An estimated 25 million eligible voters nationally lack a current, government-issued photo ID and many millions more are so confused that they won’t vote even though they have a valid ID. Voter ID laws disproportionately impact voters of color, low-income voters, students and young people, older adults, and voters with disabilities.
In response to this challenge, VoteRiders helped turn voter ID awareness into a front-burner issue for the 2018 election - and in an unprecedented way.
I am pleased to share VoteRiders’ 2018 Impact Report, with our deepest gratitude to each of you for helping to make our success possible.
Kathleen Unger, President
➔ In addition to the thousands of organizations that downloaded and distributed VoteRiders’ state-specific Cards, VoteRiders distributed directly over ONE MILLION of our wallet-sized Voter ID Info Cards, which voters can take to the polls to feel confident that their ID - and their vote - will be accepted.
➔ Thanks to our team of over 1,000 active volunteers, we contacted over 10,000 voters to assist them with their voter ID needs and questions.
➔ We assisted over 1,000 voters via VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline.
➔ We provided nearly 250 voter ID trainings for our partner organizations’ staff, canvassers, and volunteers.
➔ From our student outreach in Arizona to planning and executing Souls To The Polls canvassing in Wisconsin, VoteRiders assisted hundreds of voters in person.
➔ Daniel in Florida. Roxann in Ohio. Talethia in Georgia. Shirley in Wisconsin. These are just a few of the individuals we assisted in obtaining their voter ID. Read more voter ID stories on our website.
VOTERIDERS EARNED 325 million media impressions
Including social media support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Alyssa Milano and many other influencers.
The New York Times, The TODAY Show, and NBC News were among the media outlets that featured VoteRiders' work.
Galaxy Theatres showed our Hamilton-themed voter ID PSAs to over ONE MILLION CUSTOMERS
The NowThis News video highlighting the work of Anita Johnson, our Wisconsin Voter ID Coalition Coordinator, captured over 720,000 views.
We targeted digital and radio messages to voters most likely to benefit from them in Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin.
WE ARE ALWAYS WORKING TO IMPROVE OUR PROGRAM BY TESTING NEW, SCALABLE IDEAS. WE FILL NON-DUPLICATIVE GAPS IN THE GREATER VOTING RIGHTS EFFORT, IN AS COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT WAY AS POSSIBLE.