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Bring Out The Vote

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1 in 10 eligible voters in the U.S are naturalized citizens. Over the last six years, there have been 5.3 million new citizens who have naturalized and are eligible to vote in the 2020 election. By voting, these new citizens make their voices heard and can influence the outcome of the 2020 Presidential, Congressional, and local elections. Naturalized citizens are an emerging voting bloc that is multicultural, multiracial, majority women, and diverse in age.

But it’s not enough to naturalize . . . one must get out and VOTE!

The IRC in Charlottesville and IRC in Richmond have launched a campaign to help newly naturalized citizens exercise their right to vote. New U.S. citizens can opt-in to receive texts about how to register to vote in-person, online, or by mail. They will also learn about mail-in ballots, early voting in-person, and polling locations.  

How can you enroll in the program?  Text “Vote” to 91096 from your mobile phone. 

Registering to vote is easy, and the IRC is here to help. Your vote matters!


Text “VOTE” to 91096 for more information.

*Text messaging fees may apply. You can stop receiving text messages anytime.