50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: August 6th Event

Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney visited Fairfax County on August 5th to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Joined by Delegate Scott Surovell, Secretary Stoney gave a progress report on Restoration of Rights answered questions about the Restoration of Rights process.
Restoration of Rights has long been an important cause for the Fairfax County Democrats and, as supporters of the improved process, we were happy to promote and attend this important event.
Bethlehem Baptist Church is one of the oldest African American churches in Fairfax County in the oldest historically black neighborhood in Fairfax County.
Considering the fact that disenfranchisement of voters was codified in the Virginia Constitution in 1904, we have come a long way towards correcting that injustice.  We applaud Governor McAuliffe and Secretary Stoney for restoring more peoples’ voting rights in 18 months than in any previous administration.
If you know anyone who needs to have their rights restored because of a past felony conviction, or if you are interested in learning about the progress we’ve made and how you can help, please contact us or visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for more information.