Common Cause wants to

End prison disenfranchisement

A true democracy that is of, by, and for the people must extend the right to vote to all its citizens

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"As it stands, incarcerated people retain a variety of rights, some of which touch on the political rights and responsibilities of…Read More

Opinion | Tell Me Again Why Prisoners Can’t Vote

The New York Times
Mandatory disenfranchisement is constitutional — the 14th Amendment allows the government to restrict the right to vote because of “participation in rebellion, or other crime” — but there are few good reasons for the practice. The best argument, outside of the case from custom and tradition, is that committing a serious crime voids your right to…Read More