Progress

2 signed
999,998 more needed

Sign the Petition to

One in forty-one adults are unable to vote due to Felonies

Since the founding of the country, most states in the U.S. have enacted laws disenfranchising convicted felons and ex-felons. In the last 30 years, due to the dramatic expansion of the criminal justice system, these laws have significantly affected the political voice of many American communities. The momentum toward reform of these policies has been based on a reconsideration of their wisdom in meeting legitimate correctional objectives and the interests of full democratic participation. Felony Disenfranchisement Laws, are wrong. It is wrong to deny anyone the right to vote. It does not matter that a person has a felony conviction, they are still an american and they have THE RIGHT to VOTE!

Signed,

Nicole Cavaleri

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

others disenfranchise certain categories of ex-offenders and/or permit application for restoration of rights for specified offenses after a waiting period (e.g., five years in Delaware and...

others disenfranchise certain categories of ex-offenders and/or permit application for restoration of rights for specified offenses after a waiting period (e.g., five years in Delaware and Wyoming, and two years in Nebraska). Each state has developed its own process of restoring voting rights to ex-offenders but most of these restoration processes are so cumbersome that few ex-offenders are able to take advantage of them.

to comment