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Expelling a member of Congress is an extraordinary step, but Steve King has demonstrated the kind of extraordinary behavior that makes him the perfect candidate for expulsion.
Giving felons the right to vote connects us to our communities and gives us a voice in the laws that affect all of us. It gives us hope and reaffirms our fundamental humanity.
It is not fair if prisoners can vote while victims and the community are still suffering from the tragedy of losing their loved ones or witnessing a crime.
If the true aim of rehabilitation is to restore a felon so that he or she can be a law-abiding and productive citizen, then felons must regain and retain their right to vote.
"My right to vote, my political voice, no longer exists. It is as if I have come down with a sort of state-imposed case of civic laryngitis."
The debate over felon disenfranchisement takes place overwhelmingly among those of us whose voting rights remain intact. That's why we're taking you inside the walls of San Quentin
The lawmakers whose declared aim is rehabilitation must realize that disenfranchisement is an obstacle in the path of this goal.
Close to 100 different consequences are connected to felony conviction laws in California. There is no need to disenfranchise citizens as well.
I am fighting and writing so that in future generations all people have a say over what happens in this country.
Before my convictions, the state granted me the right to work, pay state and federal taxes, get a driver’s license, and own a car. But it has never allowed me to vote.