virginia engagement tour

october 2021

In the tradition of using joy as resistance, Hip Hop Caucus is hosting events throughout October in Hampton Roads to help us laugh, fellowship, and fight for environmental justice.

All Politics Is Local Virtual Summit

Monday, November 8, 2021

Those who wish to silence our voices are fighting hard to make sure we know next to nothing about the midterm election cycle. Over the last 17 years, Hip Hop Caucus’ Respect My Vote! Campaign has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people of color to the voting booth, and we’re kicking off our 2022 midterm campaign on Monday, November 8, 2021.

"They don't want us to vote. So we're going to vote." *DJ Khaled voice*

Get the facts on how to vote. The rules are different in each state. We’ve got everything you need to know.

And we have info for you if you live in a U.S. territory or live abroad.

Free the Vote for Returning Citizens

The biggest voting myth out there is that if you have a felony on your record you have lost your right to vote forever.

This simply isn’t true.

Although each state has slightly different laws, in most cases if you have a felony record, you can vote. We’ve created a simple tool to help determine your eligibility to vote.

Act Now

Access to the ballot, and more specifically equal access to the ballot for all people, is a key value in American democracy. That value is being threatened by the more than 300 voter suppression bills in 48 states that are being considered, which includes 22 laws that have been enacted in 14 states.

We have the power to change this.

We will vote, we will organize, we will create the world in which we want to live.

Voting is one of the most critical ways to exercise our power. When we align voting with speaking out, marching, advocating for policy, and coming together in community, we can affect change in the laws and systems that govern our society.

Do not let anything come between you and the ballot box this November. We’re here to help you each step of the way.

Register to vote. If you are already registered to vote, pledge to vote and join our team of volunteers  to help encourage others to vote this November.

Respect My Vote! for policies that build our communities up, that protect our lives and our health, that save our planet, and that are fair, equal, and just.