Legislative Update 2017

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BILL INTRODUCED!

A bipartisan voting restoration bill was recently introduced in the Minnesota House –

Representatives Dehn, R.; Hertaus; Zerwas; McDonald; Moran; Omar; Maye Quade; Mariani; Cornish; Lee; Allen; Flanagan and Freiberg introduced:

  1. H.F 951, A bill for an act relating to public safety; restoring the civil right to vote to an individual upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed. The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

 

NEXT MEETING

The Next Coalition meeting will be Friday, February 24 from 9:30 to 11:00 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 285 Dale St. N St. Paul.

 

NEW FACT SHEET

Here is a new Fact Sheet with the list of RTV members on the second page. We will be using this as a handout for legislators.

MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH HIGH DOCUMENTARY

Minneapolis South High School students did a fantastic job creating a documentary on felony disenfranchisement for one of their classes. It features RTV advocates Mark Haase, Rob Stewart, Sarah Walker, and Jason Sole. Please share with your networks. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq0LqQe5jK0

SECOND CHANCE DAY ON THE HILL RE-CAP

Last Thursday, Feb. 9, the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition held a rally in the  Capitol Rotunda and had over 40 meetings between constituents and legislators to discuss supporting people with criminals records, including allowing them to vote once released from incarceration.

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