Free The Vote

47,000 Minnesotans are unable to vote because of a past criminal conviction--including 10% of all voting age African Americans and 17% of African-American men. Minnesota’s uncommonly long drug sentences mean more people are under correctional control than almost any other state--and lose their vote in the process. It’s time to #freethevote to allow all people in our communities to participate fully in our democracy.

I support a state law restoring the right to vote immediately upon release from incarceration.

Who's signing

498 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2017-04-23 16:52:17 -0500
  • signed 2017-04-22 11:26:49 -0500
  • signed 2017-04-21 14:24:03 -0500
  • signed 2017-04-18 14:10:25 -0500
    Yonci Jameson
  • signed 2017-04-15 18:19:44 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-28 15:59:28 -0500
    47,000 Minnesotans can't vote because of a past criminal conviction. It's time to #freethevote.
  • signed 2017-03-28 15:59:07 -0500
    People serving sentences should not be penalized after their sentence. Restore the vote for all felons!
  • signed via 2017-03-17 16:24:59 -0500
    Rochelle Tyson
  • signed 2017-03-03 08:12:39 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-15 10:59:26 -0600
    Laura Hedlund
  • signed 2017-02-12 22:40:14 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-10 13:08:36 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-06 12:57:06 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-02 14:53:34 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-02 13:43:43 -0600
  • signed 2017-02-01 15:00:22 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-31 23:06:45 -0600
    Andy Stermer
  • signed 2017-01-30 23:04:37 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-26 22:04:58 -0600
    Stacey Gassman
  • signed 2017-01-25 18:10:49 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-23 15:02:46 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-21 18:40:34 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-20 09:40:56 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-11 16:34:32 -0600
    Please Read The Bill of Rights for Voting Equality at http://brve.us
  • signed 2017-01-11 09:11:43 -0600
  • signed 2017-01-10 23:26:09 -0600
    Jenna Bergendahl
  • signed 2017-01-05 15:28:36 -0600
    As the election official responsible for absentee voting in 2016, I’m a very strong advocate of expanding access to the vote. I not only support automatic restoration of civil rights immediately upon release from incarceration, I also believe prisoners should also be permitted to vote while incarcerated. Even more than that, I believe that no person who is subject to the laws of a state, or obliged to pay taxes for the maintenance of a state, should ever be deprived of their right to participate in the affairs of that state.
  • signed 2016-12-29 21:22:45 -0600
  • signed 2016-12-23 23:35:44 -0600
    Voting must be a right— regardless of jailing, conviction, or imprisonment. And having votes counted by hand, in person where they were cast, is the corollary of that right.
  • signed 2016-12-16 13:25:50 -0600

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