Disenfranchisement And How Past Felons Can Regain Their Voting Rights [VIDEO]
The are all types of disenfranchisement when it comes to people getting their vote out. Some states and organizations make it hard for some folks to vote, but there’s a reason for that. THERE IS POWER IN YOUR VOTE!
If there wasn’t any power in you going to the polls on election day, no one would bother to try and stop you. Think about that. Now, let that motivate you to do everything necessary to let your voice be heard. If it means waiting for a few hours, then wait. Bring a fold up chair, snacks, water and a umbrella. Be prepared to wait, be patient and whatever you do, don’t leave. After all on big election days, there will be a little waiting.
Speaking of disenfranchisement, have you been incarcerated? Here’s some info you need to know about.
By the way, BET and 106 & Park are doing their part to make sure people are getting educated about the voting process, by dedicating every Tuesday to the cause. That’s right, Respect My Vote! Representatives… will be in the building at 106 & Park every Tuesday, between now and Election Day. Three dynamic Respect My Vote! Representatives will be talking about voter registration, voter education and all of the get out the vote tools and resources you can use.
Straight up, if your not registered to vote….now is the time. Go to RespectMyVote!com, The Hip-Hop Cacus or geauxvote.com to learn more. Remember an educated voter is a powerful voter. Here’s 2 Chainz to tell you more.
One of the biggest myths about voting is that if you have a felony on your record, you have lost your right to vote forever. THAT’S NOT TRUE. Every state has slightly different laws, but in most cases, ex-offenders can vote. See the law for Louisiana below or click on this link to get info on your state.
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
Click here to find out what type of identification you’ll need to have with you when you go vote in your state. Plus, click here to learn everything you need to know about registering if your a college student.