Ads tell voters about ID law and lets them know felons can vote when they finish sentences
Voting rights groups are launching an information blitz telling voters in poor neighborhoods how to get IDs for voting and alerting felons they can vote if they’ve completed their sentences.
The campaign includes ads on buses in Milwaukee and Madison and billboards in neighborhoods in those cities that have seen some of the steepest drop-offs in voting rates.
“Off paper? Free to vote,” says one billboard. “You have the right to vote in Wisconsin once you are off paper from a felony conviction.” The campaign is a collaboration of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, the Campaign Legal Center, the American Constitution Society and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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