Washington, DC, February 25, 2021 — Following the Iowa legislature passing anti-voting legislation on Wednesday, Tom Lopach, President and CEO of the Voter Participation Center(VPC) and Center for Voter Information (CVI), released the following statement. This bill shortens the early voting period, reduces Election Day voting hours and makes voting absentee more difficult for Iowans. Since 2003, VPC and CVI have provided 5.7 million Americans with the tools and information they need to register and get to the polls.
The Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information are non-profit, non-partisan organizations founded in 2003 to help members of the New American Majority – unmarried women, people of color and young people – register and vote. Since then, the organizations have helped 5.7 million people register and cast ballots.