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NAACP Statement on Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders in Virginia


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NAACP Statement on Restoring Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders in Virginia

BALTIMORE, MD - NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today issued the following statement regarding Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to ex-felons:

“Most former offenders want to be respected as present citizens. The price of citizenship is voting. Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order enables ex-offenders to pay the price of citizenship – and in so doing, both contribute to our democracy and redeem their dignity. The majority of people with criminal records would much rather be known for their record of voting.

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