“Restore the Vote” Event
Please join AUW/MUUSJA and LWVMN – leaders in defeating the harmful 2012 Photo ID amendment – in our current drive to promote voting rights in Minnesota: restoring the right to vote to the 47,000 citizens with felony convictions who live in our communities. Don’t miss our program on Sunday, March 15, 1:00-2:00pm, in the Chalice Room. Hear attorney Mark Haase, of the Council on Crime & Justice, leader of Restore the Vote Coalition, and co-chair of the Second Chance Coalition. He’ll provide background on the issue and tell us about the unlikely coalition of 60 organizations and bipartisan legislators working to pass legislation that will raise Minnesota up to North Dakota’s standard. Support from suburban voters could be especially helpful because 65% of those with felony convictions live outside of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Also, while a vast majority of those impacted are white, African Americans are particularly hard hit, being disenfranchised at seven times the rate of whites – worse than Texas. This year’s 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act adds urgency to pass this legislation now. This legislation has the best chance ever but is by no means certain. Like Photo ID, we need your support! We’ll give you some easy ways that you can make a difference. Free REGISTRATION appreciated at MUUSJA.org. Light lunch served at 12:45pm.
Contact Jenny Thomas for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-386-5724.