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Voting Rights Initiative Launched to Mobilize PA Residents Who Risk Losing Their Vote
4 Day Conference on Mobilizing Strategies for the Formerly Incarcerated
9.24.12 – Philadelphia, Pa – (Politics/Nonprofit/Activism): The voting rights of students, elderly people, new immigrants, and poor people generally are under attack. In Pennsylvania, formerly-incarcerated and formerly-convicted people are joining other civil rights organizations in a unified effort to guarantee voting rights for all. The Returning Citizen Voter Movement will host four days of voter mobilization activities to welcome people with conviction or incarceration histories to the struggle for voting rights in Pennsylvania. The Returning Citizen Voter Movement is launching a voter mobilization initiative to protect and empower residents who are most at risk of losing their right to vote in the November elections. The initiative kicks off with a 4-day conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26-29, which includes workshops on voter mobilization strategies and the growing movement to restore civil rights to people with conviction histories, including voting rights. Participants will conduct voter registration in Philadelphia neighborhoods hardest hit by voter ID laws and other disenfranchisement policies.
Who: Representatives of the Returning Citizen Voter Movement and leaders of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement (FICPM) from Alabama, California, Louisiana and New York.
What: Press conference kicking off 4 days of voter mobilization activities including a convening, trainings and voter registration in communities hardest hit by Voter ID and other disenfranchisement policies.
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 10-11 am
Where: Berean Institute, 1901 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Malissa Gamble (267) 298-6742
Richard Carter (215) 390-4114
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