More Than Mistakes

The director of a new statewide program based in Richmond seeks to empower our community’s most vulnerable

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Re felons voting

If you aren’t willing to follow the law yourself, then you can’t demand a role in making the law for everyone else, which is what you do when you vote. The right to vote can be restored to felons, but it should be done carefully, on a case-by-case basis after a person has shown that he or she has really turned over a new leaf, not automatically on the day someone walks out of prison. After all, the unfortunate truth is that most people who walk out of prison will be walking back in. Read more about this issue on our website here [ http://www.ceousa.org/voting/voting-news/felon-voting/538-answering-the-challenges-to-felon-disenfranchisement ] and our congressional testimony here: [
http://judiciary.house.gov/_files/hearings/pdf/Clegg100316.pdf ]

Roger Clegg, Ctr for Equal Opportunity 158 days ago

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