Our Voting Rights bill is moving! Call in today and join us next week!

gIMG_3798Yesterday, HB 70, our bill to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their debt to society, was assigned to the Senate State and Local Government committee. The chair of this committee in previous years has prevented the bill from being heard, but the new chair, Senator Bowen, is tentatively supportive of this legislation. And he is much more likely to hold a hearing on the bill if he hears from you.

In addition to the bill's movement, our members have been involved in a lot of exciting actions lately, including citizen lobbying, work on a Lexington City Council resolution, and community meetings around the state. Additionally a poll came out this week showing that a majority of Kentuckians favor this amendment. So momentum is on our side, but we have to keep it up!

Take Action

Please take two minutes and call the legislative message line, 1-800-372-7181, leaving a message for your own senator plus "Senate Leadership" and "Senate State and Local Government Committee members." A good, simple message is "Please support HB 70." The line is open until 11 p.m. tonight.

And next Wednesday (March 6th) is our big Voting Rights Lobby Day and Rally in Frankfort. We're planning on having 200-300 people at the capitol to send a powerful message to lawmakers. We will be lobbying in the morning and holding a rally in the rotunda starting at 1 p.m. with former felon speakers, music, and more. We especially value having more former felons there to talk about their own experiences

Learn more about the day and register to attend here.

And here's our Facebook event you can use to invite friends and spread the word.

We'll see you there!

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