Saturday, February 09, 2013

Restore a Basic Civil Right for those who've Paid their Dues

Via SALT:
 
We need to make one more strong push to have the Virginia House of Delegates permit CITIZENS decide if the Restoration of Voting Rights is good for Virginia!

SJ 266 provides for a voter referendum on a constitutional amendment that could provide a person convicted of a nonviolent felony who has completed service of his sentence and paid in full any restitution, fines, costs, and fees assessed against him shall be qualified to vote.

Both Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli have supported this measure and it has passed the Senate of Virginia.  However, the House of Delegates has still refused to act and allow the legislation to move forward so that all the CITIZENS of the Commonwealth can vote of the proposed amendment.

Tell the Members of the House and the Subcommittee that you want your chance to vote!


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