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News » Take Action » 13 Mar 19

Please stand up for voting rights in Washington!

The freedom to vote for 25,000 Washington voters is on the line, and the clock is ticking.

Right now, people serving custody after incarceration aren’t allowed to vote in Washington. That means that despite serving their time, around 25,000 eligible voters are needlessly shut out of our democracy. Powerful special interests have rigged the system in their favor with harmful rules like this one that disproportionately affect low-income and black and brown voters. Our voting system should welcome people with a conviction history back into civic life by encouraging them to vote, not silencing their voices.

We can restore voting rights to 25,000 of eligible voters by ending this rule — but we can’t do it without your help. Our state Senate needs to pass this critical rights restoration bill (SB 5076) before 5pm tomorrow, or it’ll be too late.

Lawmakers need to hear our voices. Urge them to support rights restoration for voters serving custody today!