Return voting rights to people with felonies: A matter of worth and dignity
Urge your Congressperson to support HR196, the Democracy Restoration Act of 2019.
The right to vote is the most basic constitutive act of citizenship. Regaining the right to vote reintegrates individuals with past criminal convictions into free society and restores their sense of themselves as important to our democratic communities.
The lack of a uniform standard for voting in Federal elections leads to an unfair disparity and unequal participation in Federal elections based solely on where a person lives. Policies for reinstatement of enfranchisement vary from state to state. In effect, currently some three million citizens who have been released from incarceration continue to be denied the right to vote in Federal elections by their state laws.
And state disenfranchisement laws disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.
Click HERE to ask your US Representative to cosponsor HR196
The Democracy Restoration Act of 2019