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23 December 2009

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DISENFRANCHISEMENT NEWS: 2009 IN REVIEW

Disenfranchisement reform received a great deal of attention throughout 2009, spurred in part by the excitement behind a historic presidential race at the close of 2008. 

Advocacy campaigns and media coverage gave light to the many individuals throughout the nation who were able to vote for the first time after having their rights restored.  

More than a decade after The Sentencing Project began to campaign on this issue, disenfranchisement reform has won editorial support in the media, gained legislative momentum from policymakers, and has been highlighted as a key area of research in the academic community...MORE

Posted via email from the Un-Official Southwestern PA Re-Entry Coalition Blog

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