In the run-up to the 2020 United States presidential election, the International Rescue Committee asked the refugees and immigrants that we serve why voting is important to them. Ranging from brand-new to long-time voters, they explain why all American citizens need to vote to ensure their voices are heard.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you can visit our civic engagement center to find out how to exercise your right in your community. 

Hear from refugees and new U.S. citizens voting for the first time in the 2020 election. 

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