ORUUV4J endorses effort to establish Right to Vote for (almost) All in Oregon 1/8/22
ORUUV4J was asked by Next Up Action Fund, formerly The Bus Project, to endorse legislation coming up in the 2023 Oregon legislative session to ensure that all Oregonians have a right to vote. Currently everyone in Oregon can vote except people deemed "illegal" and felons still in prison. This legislation would allow all felons, in or out prison, to vote as if they were in the counties where they last lived before being imprisoned.
Laws removing the right to vote from felons exist across the United States and are a holdover from the Jim Crow era. They have just one purpose: decrease those who can vote and are aimed specifically at people of color.
Next Up Action Fund supplied two documents in support of their request, which are attached here. The bill number is not known yet but will be supplied in short order and will be added to this notice.
ORUUV4J calls on all Unitarians in Oregon to call their OR state senator and representatives and express their support for this.
See below for finding and contacting your members of the OR House and Senate.
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