To: Kurt Daudt

Restore the Vote MN 2016

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Jason Sole

The Minneapolis NAACP is calling on Speaker of the House, Kurt Daudt, to lead the GOP House Caucus in introducing a Bill to restore voting rights for 47,000 people on probation/parole for a felony conviction. Sign our petition!

These are Minnesotans who live in the community, work and pay taxes, but are denied a ballot on Election Day. Parents who can’t vote for school board, families impacted by the Justice System who can’t vote for Judges. Some of the most important perspectives and voices silenced due to outdated laws that produce one of the largest racial voting disparities in the country.

Sign the petition and call on legislators to #RestoretheVoteMN! Our communities are counting on them.

Why is this important?

Over 47,000 Minnesotans living in the community working and paying taxes

32,827 are White, 9,045 are African American, 2,822 are Hispanic, 2,765 are Native American.

African Americans in Minnesota make up 5% of the state’s population and 35% of the prison population.

African Americans in Minnesota are seven times more likely to be disenfranchised than White Minnesotans

Minnesota, United States

Reasons for signing

  • If someone serves time, their rights should be restored afterwards. Pretty simple, human right.
  • Everyone deserves a political voice
  • It is important to the democratic process that all citizens, even those who have been in jail at one point, be allowed to vote. We have disenfranchised people of color in the past and it is time to stop.

Updates

2016-03-24 16:34:50 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2016-03-09 10:58:52 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2016-02-25 17:43:11 -0800

500 signatures reached