Our democracy is stronger when it is fair and inclusive. Currently, over 40,000 Californians who are on parole are unable to exercise their fundamental right to vote. Stripping the right to vote from formerly incarcerated people is a form of voter suppression that is deeply out of step with our values. Because of the over-policing of communities of color and racial inequalities in our criminal legal system, current law disproportionately and systematically locks Black and Brown people out of the voting booth.
ACA 6 and AB 646 will amend the California Constitution and the Elections Code to ensure that Californians on parole can fully participate in our democracy. Learn more here.
Call your CA state assemblymember and tell them to free the vote!