Law students + citizens barred from voting = organizing for democracy

revive-my-voteAmericans who’ve finished their time in prison should be able to fully rejoin society and undertake one of the most important rights and responsibilities of citizenship: voting.

Revive My Vote by the Marshall-Wythe Law Foundation is working to do just that in Virginia. By organizing and collaborating with local law students, the program helps Virginians with prior felony convictions restore their voting rights — informing prospective applicants and assisting with rights restoration applications.

But why stop with Virginia? Let’s take the effort nationally, drawing on the talents and energy of law students across the states.

For more information, see “Revive My Vote,” Knight Foundation (2015).