More than 53,000 Minnesotans convicted of a felony who live in our communities are not allowed to vote. Even after they have finished serving their prison sentences, even if they weren’t sentenced to any time in prison, they still can’t vote until they finish probation or supervised release.
Probation can last decades, which means decades of not being able to fully be part of a community or take part in civic life.
In Minnesota, where we believe in rehabilitation and redemption, this law makes no sense.
There are so many great arguments about why it’s time to restore the right to vote. Check out some good ones at our press conference.