Bipartisan support is growing for the Democracy Restoration Act to restore rights to the millions of American citizens who have lost their right to vote because of a past criminal conviction.
The Democracy Restoration Act, based on a 2009 Brennan Center for Justice proposal, was the subject of a recent panel discussion, in which U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and others discussed ways to bring more of those citizens back into our democracy.
Other panelists included:
- Nicole Austin-Hillery, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (moderator)
- Deborah J. Vagins, American Civil Liberties Union
- Bernard Kerik, Former New York City Police and Correction Commissioner
- Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Lifelines to Healing – PICO Florida
- Rev. Dr. H. David Schuringa, Crossroad Bible Institute
- Carl Wicklund, American Probation and Parole Association
For an FAQ on the Democracy Restoration Act, click here.
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