Alabama Voting Rights Project highlights progress, deficiencies in state voting rights
In 2017, the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act re-enfranchised thousands of Alabamians who were previously not allowed to vote due to past convictions. Previous standards excluded over 286,000 people from voting and specifically targeted Alabamians of color, with 15 percent of black Alabamians being unable to vote. Since then, the Alabama Voting Rights Project has been working alongside the Southern Poverty Law Center and Campaign Legal Center to help people restore their right to vote.
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