VPP Endorses Josh Riley NY-19

The Voter Protection Project announces support for 5th generation Upstate New Yorker and Attorney Josh Riley in New York’s 19th Congressional District

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Voter Protection Project (VPP), the largest national PAC focused on electing voting rights champions and holding Republicans accountable for their attacks on the ballot box, proudly announces support for Democratic challenger Josh Riley in New York’s 19th District.

“We were thrilled to support Josh’s strong campaign last cycle after hearing his deep commitment to protecting voting rights and to the people of Upstate New York. This time around endorsing Josh was a no-brainer,” said Heather Greven, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project. “He is exactly the type of candidate who can win in this district and help us regain the Democratic majority needed to pass voting rights legislation in Congress.”

“I’m honored to have the Voter Protection Project’s endorsement in this campaign,” said Josh Riley, candidate for New York’s 19th District. “There’s no right more fundamental to a functioning Democracy than the right to vote and have your voice heard.  That’s why I worked to strengthen the Voting Rights Act when I was counsel in the U.S. Senate, and it’s why I’ll always fight to strengthen our Democracy when I’m in Congress.”

VPP raised $6M last cycle to support voting rights champions including Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona, Rep. Don Davis (NC-01), Rep. Emilia Sykes (OH-13), and Rep. Yadira Caraveo (CO-08). In 2023, they’re helping Democratic incumbents and challengers with resources to win in 2024. With Republicans trying to steal elections by restricting access to the ballot box, regaining a Democratic majority in the House is crucial for passing voting rights legislation. Supporting critical candidates who are committed to voting rights like Josh Riley in NY’s 19th District is key to VPP’s mission.


The Voter Protection Project (VPP) works to confront the architects of voter suppression directly at the ballot box. VPP believes the best defense against Republican voter suppression and gerrymandering is a strong offense. Since 2019, VPP has raised over $15 million to support Democratic candidates for office at the federal and state levels that champion fair and representative elections. Learn more about VPP by visiting, www.protectvoting.org