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With Prop. 17, voters to decide whether parolees can vote in California

Californians will soon decide whether to allow nearly 50,000 people convicted of felonies who are on parole to vote in future elections in the state, an issue that has divided the state’s leaders along party lines.

Support Proposition 17 to Free the Vote in California

We can’t have an elected government that represents all of us when some community members are unfairly excluded from our elections and denied the ability to participate in our democracy.

Human Rights on the Ballot in California

Voters to Decide on Measures Affecting Criminal Legal System and Workers’ Rights

California May Restore Voting Rights to Over 55,000 People With Felony Records

A ballot measure in California, Proposition 17, would restore voting rights to all residents after they leave prison on parole. 

Column: These 3 propositions could have a big impact on California’s criminal justice system

Proposition 17 would return voting rights to citizen felons who have served their prison sentences but are still on state parole. Now, they can’t vote until they’re off parole.

Opinion: Vote yes on Prop. 17, restore voting rights for parolees

Ballot measure is the first step to removing the stigma associated with the formerly incarcerated

PD Editorial: One yes, one on voting measures

The Press Democrat recommends a yes vote on Proposition 17 and a no vote on Proposition 18.

The Bee’s Editorial Board offers recommendations on Propositions 17 and 25.

The Bee’s Editorial Board offers recommendations on Propositions 17 and 25.

CALIFORNIA VOTERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHIP AWAY AT JIM CROW-ERA VOTING LAW

Proposition 17 would allow people with felony convictions to cast ballots while they are on parole.

Poll shows 8 California ballots might pass in general election but lots of undecideds

California voters appear to favor measures impacting ride-share employees, rent control, affirmative action, commercial taxes, criminal justice reforms and more

Free from prison, but still on parole means no voting rights — Prop 17 would change that

Proposition 17 would grant voting rights to California’s 50,000 parolees.

California Initiatives Could Expand Voting Rights for Parolees and 17-Year-Olds

Californians will decide the fate of two ballot measures this November that could significantly expand voting rights for some 50,000 parolees and hundreds of thousands of 17-year-olds.

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 17 to restore voting rights to our fellow community members

In our country, freedom is predicated on our right to vote. There are not varying degrees of freedom. Either you are free or you are not. Simply stated, I will not be free until I am free to cast my vote.

Endorsement: Yes on Proposition 17: Parolees deserve the right to vote

It should be a fundamental principle of justice that anyone convicted of a crime, having served their sentence, has the right to fully rejoin society. 

Commentary: Why Prop. 17 will strengthen both voting rights and public safety

Today, in California there are 50,000 women and men who have completed their state prison sentence, are reintegrating back into society, working and paying taxes, but are denied the right to vote. 

Election 2020: LA County Supervisors Support Proposition Restoring Voting Rights To Those On Parole

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday threw its support behind a proposition that aims to restore voting rights to Californians on parole with a 4-1 vote. Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone dissenting vote.

Abogan por el derecho al voto de personas en libertad condicional 

Se calcula que hay 50,000 expresidiarios en proceso de reintegrarse a la sociedad a quienes se les niega el sufragio

Our endorsements for the 12 state ballot measures

Below are our recommendations on the 12 statewide November ballot measures. Full endorsements are linked.

Editorial: Let parolees vote in California. Vote Yes on Prop. 17.

After having served their time in prison, released inmates are back in the world, ready to work, settle into society and resume life. But they can’t vote as long as they remain on post-prison parole. 

Prop 17: Should CA Residents On Parole Be Allowed To Vote?

Larry Mantle (AirTalk®) interviews Brittany Stonsifer (ACLU of California and the Yes On Prop 17 campaign) about Proposition 17. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Yes on Proposition 17, No on Proposition 18

We agree with the proponents of Prop. 17, which include the ACLU and the League of Women Voters, that those who have done their time and been released on parole would be encouraged to become reinvolved with society by having the right to vote. 

Proposition 17 would give felons who are still on parole the right to vote

Yes on Prop. 17 allowing parolees to vote; No on Prop. 18’s age 17 threshold; No on Oakland Measure QQ’s age 16

Editorial: Who should be allowed to cast a ballot in California?

Yes on Prop. 17 allowing parolees to vote; No on Prop. 18’s age 17 threshold; No on Oakland Measure QQ’s age 16

Raza: #DemocracyNeedsEveryone: We need to free the vote this November

Nearly 50,000 Californians  on  parole  today are  ineligible  to vote.  They pay taxes at the local, state, and federal levels, but are prevented from their fundamental voting rights.

Advocates Say Vote YES On Prop. 16 And Prop. 17 To Support Black Lives

At a rally Friday outside San Francisco City Hall, community leaders urged the public to vote YES this November on two state propositions that would support black lives. 

California Proposition 17: Voting Eligibility For People On Parole

Proposition 17 would let people who are on parole for felony convictions vote — that’s more than 50,000 people.

California gears up for blockbuster year of ballot measures

We’re tracking California’s 12 ballot measures. You can expect fireworks throughout the fall as powerful interest groups compete for airtime and attention during an unprecedented presidential election in a pandemic year.

Californians to vote on restoring voting rights of parolees

Californians will vote in November on whether to restore voting rights to people who are released from prison during parole.

California Moves One Step Closer to Granting Parolees Right to Vote

Assemblymember  Kevin McCarty’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Constitutional Amendment 6 (ACA 6) passed out of the  California State  Senate last week.

Should People On Parole Be Allowed To Vote In California?

The California legislature approved putting a measure on the November ballot that asks voters whether people on parole for a felony should have a right to vote.

California Voters Will Have the Chance to Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands

The legislature has approved a referendum on whether people on parole can vote.

Initiative to restore voting rights to Californians on parole heads to November ballot

Voters will decide this November whether to restore voting rights for Californians on parole after state lawmakers approved a proposal Wednesday to place that question on the ballot.

Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus

The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to “address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color.” They represent the black community in California, provide political influence, and create visibility within higher levels of government. 

California’s black lawmakers urge support for bills to address systemic inequality

As protests over the death of George Floyd continued across the state, black lawmakers gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to urge the passage of legislation that would address affirmative action, voting rights and begin a process to consider reparations in California for the institution of slavery.