Voting Rights Actions

Valentine’s Day Grassroots Lobbying Week

We Are Kentuckians & We Love Kentucky!

Valentine’s Day Grassroots Lobbying Week

February 14 to February 20, 2016

Showing our love and making our voices heard in the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Let Us Vote: Let's pass HB 70 out of the Senate

House Bill 70, the bill proposing a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to most former felons after they have served their time, passed out of the House again this year and has been assigned to the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Each year, the bill quickly passes through the House with wide bipartisan support – as it did again this year, 82-9 – only to die in the Senate. Also, some Senate leaders are insisting on adding to HB 70 an additional five-year waiting period and possibly other exclusions before voting rights would be restored.