State felony disenfranchisement laws keep millions of Americans from voting. These laws aren’t just anti-democratic — they send the message that the voices of individuals returning to their communities don’t count. And these voting bans disproportionately affect African Americans.
但我们可以改变这一切. In 2018, Florida voters passed a ballot measure that re-enfranchised about 1.4 million Floridians — an outcome we have worked on for nearly two decades. Other states are considering similar reforms. And we’re urging Congress to pass federal legislation that would re-enfranchise in federal elections the millions of Americans who are no longer incarcerated but still can’t vote.