We’re holding a series of events this coming week to push for passage of bills to restore the vote.
The bill to restore the vote, HF 40, is gaining steady support in the Minnesota House. It now has 35 sponsors. The bill gives people convicted of a felony their right to vote back either upon their release from prison, or when they’re on probation, living in the community. It also requires notifying people when their right to vote has been restored. The Senate version, SF 856, has similar language, but needs our help to push it through committee.
On Wednesday, March 6, join us in the House, where we’ll testifying at a hearing at the House Public Safety Committee meeting. It’s at 12:45 p.m. in the Capitol Building, Room 120. If you have a Restore the Vote T-shirt, please wear it.
On Thursday, March 7, we’ll join Rep. Ray Dehn and Sen. Bobby Jo Champion, who are shepherding the bills, for a press conference at the Capitol.
On Saturday, March 9, we’re taking part in the Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly at Metropolitan State. Sign up at: https://www.metrostate.edu/calendar/ed-owens-peoples-movement-assembly-35476.