Civic Participation and Rehabilitation ActOn March 15th, Representative John Conyers introduced the Civic Participation and Rehabilitation Act of 2005. This act requires that all states allow former felons to vote if they are not currently incarcerated and prohibits use or reception of federal grant money for prisons that do not provide civil rights information to inmates upon their release. Currently, 1 in 44 American Adults cannot vote as a result of prior felony convictions. 13% of all African American men cannot vote because of felony disenfranchisement laws. Passing this bill will go a long way towards guaranteeing all Americans an equal say in the political process.
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There are currently 31 cosponsors. To support this piece of legislation please contact your Congressperson.