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Sandra Cunningham and Ronald Rice hope the legislation will restore full voting rights to all incarcerated people, which would make New Jersey the third state to do so, after Maine and Vermont. In an election night landslide, the Sunshine State passed Amendment 4, a ballot initiative that restores voting rights to 1.
Black lawmakers see nightmare vision of state high on legal weed. School walkouts planned as students say 'never again' to shootings. Today in New Jersey, black adults are 12 times more likely to be incarcerated than white adults — the largest racial disparity of any state in the country. So why would we want to draw the line at allowing him to participate in democracy?
Over the last eight years, New Jersey has tried to pass some of the most progressive voting rights laws in the country, only to be repeatedly vetoed by two-term former Gov. Post to Facebook. This is a map of felon disenfranchisement laws across the country.
Everything you need to know about completing your first thru-hike. It was about doing the right thing by allowing people who've paid their debt to society to participate in the elections that affect them and everyone else.
New Jersey: When a Democratic state is run by a Republican governor, obvious progressive wins can become frustrating impossibilities. Roughly 94,000 New Jersey residents are prohibited from voting because they are serving prison sentences or are on probation or parole, but that could change under a bill introduced Monday by Democratic lawmakers.
Cancel Send. Restoring voting rights to felons is political. When a felon is released on parole, we'll give him back his car keys and his condo. New Jersey's 94,000 missing voters Editorial There are 73,000 felons in our state on probation and parole.
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We expect him to pay his monthly taxes and bills. It's a reminder that New Jersey, to the everlasting shame of our Legislative leaders, has been stuck in neutral in its bid to increase the franchise for far too long. Should the bill become law, New Jersey would become the third state , after Maine and Vermont, to restore full voting rights to people with convictions.
Why would we deny voting rights to 15,000 parolees who have already paid their debt with a prison sentence? Murphy agrees that it's time to secure the most basic right of citizenship in some cases.