Contact and tell your legislators to end the disenfranchisement of felons and former felons. In two states (Maine and Vermont), people behind bars can vote today. But in many states, like Wisconsin, people can’t vote even after they are let out of jail or prison – not until they are totally “off paper,” which means they no longer are on probation, parole, or supervision. This has disenfranchised more than 60,000 people in Wisconsin.
Remind your legislators that a 2013 bill AB886 would have restored the franchise to prisoners in Wisconsin as soon as they were no longer behind bars. At the very least, urge your legislators to revive and pass this bill.