Felony disenfranchisement laws will exclude 5.2 million Americans from participating in the 2020 election, but some reforms are opening up our democracy to voices long silenced. A new video by The Sentencing Project introduces you to four Americans eager to vote and regain their rights of citizenship.
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Tony Lewis, Sr., Incarcerated Washington, DC resident
The Sentencing Project offered expert testimony before Oregon’s House Rules Committee In support of House Bill 2366, a Universal Suffrage Act. HB 2366 repeals the prohibition on voting by individuals convicted of a felony and serving a court–ordered sentence of imprisonment for their conviction.