Why do we strip some of the right to vote? - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

Why do we strip some of the right to vote?

Not all freedom is equal.

Not all freedom is equal. On July 4th, we remember the millions of people who are deprived of the right to vote even after their imprisonment has ended. As our partners @VOTENola say, the culture of criminalizing people and then taking their right to vote is firmly rooted in the Jim Crow era Watch Norris Henderson, Executive Director of VOTE, reflect on what it’s like to be deprived of full citizenship and the right to vote.

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