7.10.2007

ACLU of Wisconsin and NAACP Wisconsin Community Summit on Fair Elections

From an email I received today:

ACLU of Wisconsin and NAACP Wisconsin Invite you to a Community Summit on Fair Elections

Help build the movement to repeal the most damaging of Jim Crow laws still in effect in Wisconsin.

Enfranchise all citizens in our community, including those who have finished incarceration sentences.

Thursday, July 19
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NAACP Headquarters – lower level
2745 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee

Over five million people in the U.S. have been disenfranchised due to felony convictions. In Wisconsin, even after incarceration, citizens deemed safe to live in our communities, work, pay taxes, raise families and are still denied the right to vote if they are “on paper.” Some of them for years! This restriction adds confusion and bureaucracy. It even makes voting, the most sacred responsibility of a citizen in our country, a crime.

Join us in bringing Wisconsin up to date with most other Midwestern states who are streamlining their rules on voting.

This is a brown bag lunch event, however, if you RSVP by July 16, 2007, lunch will be provided. We are accepting $5.00 donations to offset the costs of lunch.

Please RSVP to Angie Vasquez in the ACLU of Wisconsin office, (414) 272-4032 x11

For more information on this issue, contact Renee Crawford, Associate Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin at: rcrawford@aclu-wi.org

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jef are you kidding?

"Over five million people in the U.S. have been disenfranchised due to felony convictions." = They have forfeited their right to vote because of their criminal activity.

"Join us in bringing Wisconsin up to date with most other Midwestern states who are streamlining their rules on voting." = Dumbing down our laws to let felons vote for other felons.

Is this what the Democratic party has lowered itself to? Do they need votes (multiple) from felons to get their people elected?

Jef, I like you, but on this issue you swallowed the Kool-Aid!!!

jef said...

Read the whole thing:

"even after incarceration"

We are talking about people who have served their time and are back in the community.

Voting makes you a better part of the community. I believe it goes hand-in-hand with rehabilitation.

Anonymous said...

Jef, you don't get out much do you?