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Sandy Holbert

SandyHolbert

"I'm a former felon," Says Sandy Holbert of Scott County," …but that's not all I am.  I'm a mother of four, daughter, a sister, a Sunday school teacher, a social worker and so much more."

Like 243,000 others in Kentucky, Holbert can’t vote because of something she did wrong in her past, paired with Kentucky’s extreme felony disenfranchisement laws.  Only Kentucky and Virginia take away voting rights from all former felons unless they can get a partial pardon from the Governor. 

When I received notification that I could no longer vote... I opened it up and the shame and embarrassment flooded me.  Even though I was the only one home I the time, I went to my room and shut the door and cried...  I felt like someone had just stripped me of my voice."

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