10.11.2012

UVA BLSA & MABLSA Town Hall: Voter Suppression through Felony Disenfranchisement

Felony disenfranchisement is an obstacle to participation in democratic life that is exacerbated by racial disparities in the criminal justice system. To date, felony disenfranchisement has resulted in an estimated 13% of Black men unable to vote. Virginia is the only state in the MABLSA region that imposes a lifelong denial of the right to vote to all citizens with a felony record, absent intervention by the Governor or state legislature.

Join UVA BLSA & MABLSA for a town hall discussion on the harm Virginia's policy is doing to the black community.

Panelists include Eddie Hailes from the Advancement Project and Nicole Porter from the Sentencing Project.

DATE:
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

WHERE:
University of Virginia
Withers-Brown Hall 104
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

RSVP and read more here.