Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Felon Voting Rights Bill

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Felon Voting Rights Bill

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Felon Voting Rights Bill

Two Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation aimed at securing voting rights for felons, which could affect nearly 4.6 million Americans, a press release noted.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., announced the Inclusive Democracy Act on Wednesday outside the United States Capitol with Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt.

The bill would guarantee the right to vote in federal elections for all Americans, regardless of criminal conviction. It also requires those with past convictions to receive notice they are now eligible to vote.

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