Sunday, October 14, 2012

NAACP takes a stand

On October 2nd, the NAACP launched a national felony disenfranchisement campaign to advocate for the restoration of voting rights for millions of citizens formerly convicted of felonies. Currently, almost six million people around the United States are disenfranchised due to felony disenfranchisment laws and more than 4.4 millions of those citizens are no longer behind bars. Iowa, Kentucky, Florida, and Virginia are the only four states that still do this to citizens convicted of felonies even after they have served the time necessary for their sentence. There are 1.5 millions disenfranchised citizens in Florida alone.Their was an NAACP-led visit to Geneva, Switzerland so that the delegation could hold a panel discussion on felony disenfranchisement laws and the attack on voting rights in the United States.

-Freedom Blogger

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