Stripping communities of their voting rights is a centuries-long tool used to silence and disenfranchise people of color — and it must stop now.
The passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 was a major victory of the civil rights era. But in the decades since, attacks on voting rights have been relentless. In California, 162,000 citizens — mostly people of color — can’t vote today, simply because they are in state prison or on parole.
Our partners at Initiate Justice, a policy-driven, POC-led organization built by and for people directly impacted by incarceration, work to fight mass incarceration in many ways:
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