Remembering James Snyder
Scott County KFTC member, former felon spokesperson, and KFTC voter empowerment strategy team member James Snyder passed away in his sleep suddenly earlier this month.
We interviewed James in balancing the scales and on this blog last year as part of a series of interviews with former felons struggling to get their right to vote back.
He served in the army for 9 years, was politically active all of his life, but amongst other things, James had a felony in his distant past. That didn’t keep him from voting where he lived in Illinois, but he returned to Kentucky to take care of his parents and so he wasn’t allowed to vote.
Undeterred, James came to Frankfort to talk to legislators a dozen times in 2012 and did a lot of powerful field work to raise awareness of voting rights and other issues he cared about.
"I served my country, with due respect, more than any legislator I see that's standing in the way of this legislation. And I served my time for what I've done wrong, too. The right thing to do would be to let me and others like me to vote." – James Snyder
He will be missed in the Scott County KFTC Chapter and the KFTC family as a whole.
We’re in touch with his family and will post more information on our blog when services are scheduled.
Update - Services have been scheduled for James Snyder. Sunday, Jan 27th, 3:00 pm, at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 209 South Broadway, Georgetown, KY 40324