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Awareness Push to Restore Voting Rights for California’s Parolees Kicks Off
September 10, 2020
On Aug. 17, the “Yes On Prop 17” campaign held its Official Proposition 17 Campaign Virtual Kick-Off on Facebook Live. The event featured testimony from previously incarcerated persons on why more than 50,000 parolees in California deserve the right to vote. ... read more »
California Moves One Step Closer to Granting Parolees Right to Vote
July 2, 2020
The bill, known as the Free the Vote Act, will  seek  voters'  approval  in the 2020 November election to restore voting rights to former inmates  who are  free from incarceration  but still on parole.     Currently, in California, a person’s right to vote is suspended when they are  imprisoned  or on parole for a felony conviction,  although they can vote while on probation, county post-release community supervision and federal supervised release.     Only two states, Maine and Vermont, allow people to vote while still  incarcerated.    ACA 6 passed out the Senate with a 28-9 vote.    ... read more »
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