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Help Restore the Voting Rights of California Inmates and End Criminal Disenfranchisement in California

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It is time to put a stop to felon disenfranchisement. Every year, millions of citizens are stripped of their voting rights and are unable to vote. Felons are still citizens, and they have perfectly valid political opinions that deserve to be heard. Voting is one of the fundamental aspects of our democracy, yet it is still treated as a privilege. Despite the Constitution referring to voting as a 'right' on numerous occasions, taking away someone's ability to vote is used as a punishment. Currently, in California, people serving time for a felony in a state/federal prison, county jail, or a correctional facility cannot vote. An estimated 7.4% of African Americans cannot vote in the United States, which shows that this practice is an act of oppression which targets black Americans disproportionately. This particular petition's goal is to end criminal disenfranchisement in the state of California, and to help felon's voting rights be restored. By signing, you're helping this petition get attention from California state officials, as well as raising awareness about the topic. Thank you!

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