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Unlock the Vote

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Join representatives from EXPO (EX-Incarcerated People Organizing) and League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County to discuss efforts to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions in WI upon their release from prison vs. after completing supervision (probation, parole or extended supervision). Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (4th District) is proposing legislation to restore the right to vote for people with a felony conviction upon their release from prison. The bill, “Unlock the Vote,” would grant formerly incarcerated people the right to vote as soon as they are free. Currently, they are not allowed to vote unless they are “off paper”— which means, they’ve completed their supervision, parole, or probation. At the moment, there are about 66,000 formerly incarcerated individuals in Wisconsin who can’t vote because they are still “on paper.” (Legislative Reference Bureau bill draft 1522.) “Denying them the right to vote upon release is an injustice that must stop,” said Sen. Lena Taylor at a press conference in the State Capitol on July 24, 2019.

Details

Date:
October 10
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Table Category:

Host

League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
Phone:
414-273-VOTE
Email:
maryksussman@gmail.com
Website:
lwvmilwaukee.org

Other

Conversation Topics
Race. Race Relations. Racial and Other Forms of Equity. Inclusion. Diversity., Public Safety. Justice System., Government. Civic Participation. Voting.
Type of Conversation
An intensive conversation primarily for bringing together people interested in making lasting and/or systemic change through more organized effort
Host (contact)
spicuzme711@gmail.com
Host Organization (If Applicable)
League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
How many guests are you having?
4
How did you hear about On the Table MKE?
Previous Participant / Host
Please specify name of the event, person or company
Unlocking the Vote for Felons

Venue

Summit Place
6737 W. Washington Street
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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Phone:
414-273-VOTE
Website:
lwvmilwaukee.org

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