|Over 5 million people will be barred from voting in the 2020 election due to a felony conviction, according to the most recent data in The Sentencing Project’s report Locked Out 2020.
We invite you to join a webinar highlighting efforts to challenge the barriers to voting rights created by the criminal justice system. While many states have changed their laws and practices to expand voting access, a felony conviction still can deny the franchise to people in almost every state. This webinar will feature directly impacted voting rights activists and others working to ensure that the criminal justice system cannot be used to deny American citizens their fundamental right to vote.
- Shakur Abdullah – Nebraska’s Just Us 15 Vote, recently had voting rights restored
- Daisy Chavez – California’s Initiate Justice
- Dawn Harrington – Tennessee’s Free Hearts, recently had voting rights restored
- Christopher Uggen – lead author Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction
- Honorable Robert White – Sponsor of successful prison voting bill, Washington DC City Council Member