Opinion: Voting Rights Restoration is a Step Towards Reintegration for the Formerly Incarcerated

Asian Journal Press

Thanks to Speaker Jason Frierson who sponsored and led AB431 (2019), as well as Governor Sisolak who signed off on it, tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated Nevadans now have their voting rights restored; a victory for all Nevadans. Though my frustrations stemming from being disqualified in the 2016 General Election still stick with me, I have since organized voter registration events, served as a representative here in Nevada for the Campaign Legal Center based in Washington D.C and have canvassed outside of the Las Vegas Regional Justice Center, petitioning for voting rights in Nevada. This may not be our final step in criminal justice reform, but AB431 is undoubtedly a massive milestone for voting rights advocates everywhere.

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