Thursday, April 28, 2005

Right to Vote Part II: V is for Victory

From the Projo:

the Senate Committee on Constitutional and Gaming Issues voted unanimously to send to the Senate floor a proposal to ask voters to amend the Constitution to allow convicted felons to vote, as long as they are not serving a jail term for that conviction.
Boo-yiggidy-yah! As a member of the RI Right to Vote campaign, what has been curious to me is the lack of opposition, specifically organized opposition to this measure. This campaign has also brought many groups who are on opposing sides on many issues. The reason is, restricting a fundamental right of democracy to citizens living in our communities doesn't make any sense. The RI Right to vote campaign is still working with the House to get these bills out of committee. Yet if the Senate vote is any indication, things are looking pretty good. I know this post is somewhat incoherent, but I'm just soo excited that this has passed and has a legitimate shot of passing the full senate in the coming weeks. YES!! Right to Vote Part I: Second Class Citizenship

2 Comments:

Anonymous Alex said...

This is great news. You deserve to celebrate.

If it passes in the conservative Senate, then I'd say that the House shouldn't be a problem at all.

4/29/2005 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Don said...

You'd think so, but we're doing some funky footwork to get it out the House Committee.

I hope it goes well.

4/29/2005 11:35:00 AM  

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