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October 14, 2020
A new video by The Sentencing Project introduces you to four Americans eager to vote and regain their rights of citizenship.

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.

Free the Vote features:

  • Tony Lewis, Sr., Incarcerated Washington, DC resident
  • Jane Dwyer Lee, Florida resident
  • Dawn Harrington, Tennessee resident
  • William Rone, Kentucky resident

 

For more information on felony disenfranchisement laws, please see our new report: Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction.

 
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