VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. Through resources and media exposure, VoteRiders supports on-the-ground organizations that assist citizens to get their voter IDs and inspires local volunteers and communities to sustain such programs and galvanize others to emulate these efforts.
How We Started
Upon hearing the news of multiple states passing voter ID laws and learning that millions of potential voters may be disenfranchised come November 2012 and beyond, Kathleen Unger decided to take action. With a wealth of professional and volunteer experience in the non-profit sector under her belt, Ms. Unger decided to start her own non-profit dedicated to ensuring all citizens would be able to exercise their fundamental right to vote. It was important to Ms. Unger that VoteRiders not duplicate what others are doing in this regard. Thus, VoteRiders was founded in April 2012.
VoteRiders was incorporated as a non-profit organization in California on April 6, 2012. VoteRiders has applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; when granted, donations should be deductible for 2012 or 2013, depending upon the date of your contribution.