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Restore the Vote

In Minnesota, people who have completed a felony sentence and are back in community cannot vote until the probation or parole sentence is also complete. Minnesota has some of the highest probation and supervision rates in the nation, and currently, Black Minnesotans are seven times more likely to be disenfranchised than White Minnesotans. The rights restoration bill would grant voting rights to citizens serving felony sentences immediately upon release giving them a voice in their community. More than 55,000 Minnesotans — of which an estimated 70 percent are in Greater Minnesota — would have their rights restored. Voting gives people deeper ties in their communities leading to productive living and less recidivism.

The Minnesota House has passed HF28 with bipartisan support. We need you to ask your Senator to support Restore the Vote (SF26). Let’s remind them that Minnesotans stand for justice and democracy.

Message: Every single person, regardless of race, place, or past mistakes is deserving of a second chance and a voice. Minnesotans stand for justice and democracy. I urge you to support SF26 to restore the vote to nearly 55,000 Minnesotans.

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