You’re invited to a discussion hosted by Campaign Legal Center:
Too Poor to Vote: How the Criminal Justice System Has Created a New Era of Poll Taxes
Thursday July 25, 2019 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
In the United States nearly six million individuals are denied the right to vote due to a past conviction, and, for many of those individuals, the ability to vote is contingent upon their ability to pay an increasing number of fines, fees, court costs and restitution.
These policies impose a modern-day poll tax on individuals with past convictions.
Join Campaign Legal Center (CLC) on Thursday, July 25 for the call-in event “Too Poor to Vote: How the Criminal Justice System Has Created a New Era of Poll Taxes,” a conversation on the intersection of the criminal justice system, wealth and voting.
On July 25 we will also release a new report by CLC and Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic. The report is one of the first comprehensive studies of how voting rights restoration schemes deny the right to vote to those who cannot afford to pay legal debt.
- Danielle Lang, Co-Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting, Campaign Legal Center
- Chiraag Bains, Director Legal Strategies, Demos
- Aderson Francois, Professor and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law
- Thea Sebastian, Policy Counsel, Civil Rights Corps