Today's voting rights field work in Georgetown

Today, Scott County KFTC members made it out to a couple of basketball games at the Ed Davis Learning Center as well as a downtown outdoor concert to register voters and talk to people about our campaign to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their debt to society.

Willie Gossey, an announcer for the games, and ally with the local NAACP, took some microphone time to encourage people to register to vote several times throughout the evening.

While registering voters and getting people to sign postcards in support of voting rights, we met several former felons who told us their stories.  One former felon had applied to get his rights back several times over the years, including once two years ago when we ran into him at a similar event, but had not heard back from the Governor's office.

Everyone we met expressed support for restoring voting rights to former felons and most people were already familiar with the issue.  We found ourselves doing a lot more listening than educating, but it's a good sign that this issue has earned a lot of awareness in many communities.

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