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

470 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • signed 2016-12-16 09:43:59 -0600
    Lauren Johnson
  • signed 2016-12-11 13:54:01 -0600
    Thank you so much for all that you do. Your work is so important to EVERYONE in our communities.
  • signed 2016-12-08 22:43:12 -0600
  • signed 2016-12-08 21:47:01 -0600
  • signed 2016-12-08 08:21:16 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-23 20:51:26 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-21 17:40:51 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-21 15:14:29 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-21 14:20:03 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-16 14:12:39 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-15 11:28:43 -0600
    We must protect ourselves from the bigots!!!!
  • signed 2016-11-14 09:33:24 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-12 13:05:18 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-11 21:52:24 -0600
    Yes. It is more than time. This is just one more thing that is long overdue. Free the vote.
  • signed 2016-11-11 21:02:17 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-11 15:18:31 -0600
    Penny Edgell
  • signed 2016-11-11 08:43:49 -0600
  • @benjaminjaques tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-10 15:05:21 -0600
    47,000 Minnesotans can't vote because of a past criminal conviction. It's time to #freethevote. http://www.mnnoc.org/free_the_vote?recruiter_id=463542
  • signed 2016-11-10 15:05:06 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-10 14:14:38 -0600
  • signed 2016-11-09 13:27:38 -0600

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