Civic Participation and Rehabilitation Act
On 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.
Read H.R. 1300

There are currently 31 cosponsors. To support this piece of legislation please contact your Congressperson.  
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.