Allow Felons to Vote
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Allow Felons to Vote

    1. Nadine Clement
    2. Petition by

      Nadine Clement

      Newbury, NH

We should want felons to rejoin the community and not find themselves back in prison. The best way to do that is to welcome them to the community. Now I understand waving your second amendment right for the safety of the community but why on earth should they not be allowed to vote?

My best friend Mandy is a felon and she is the most interested person in politics I know. She turned over a new leaf when she got out of prison but she is still going to be punished by not being allowed to vote. Felons tend to learn a lot about laws when they are in prison because they are directly affects by them daily.

I want our country to start acting like felons are part of the people they serve. If that was the case maybe we would have less people going back to prison and more people caring about the country we are in.

This petition is to get PEOPLE their voting rights if they are going to be allowed out of prison. (This petition is excluding people that have such hideous crimes that they will not be allowed out.)

Image from: http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2009/06/20/193399/voting-rights-for-felons/

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    • pj whitehead SHEFFIELD, AL
      • about 1 year ago

      I feel that NON violent former felons/criminals should not have their voice silenced in Politics. They are directly impacted by the environment they live and work and PAY TAXES in! They should have a voice and vote in how that tax money is used on a city,state, and federal level.

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    • David Martin BAY CITY, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because their is quite a difference from state to state. I believe that their shood be the same standerd for each state. If a felon has done his or her time and been returned to society they shood have the right to vote.

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    • patricia smith RICHMOND, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      because, look at my zip code, everyone in this zip coed is not a felon, regardless as to what statistics say!!!!!!!!

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    • Candice Maupin CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Everyone Should be able to Vote. People make mistakes that cause them to become felons, altho some are bad not all are bad. No taxation without representation, you expect felons to work an pay taxes but deny them the right to vote thus taking away their voices. Kinda backwards and not up holding the Constitution.

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    • GKyle Gilyard RICHMOND, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      it affects me directly

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