A new video addresses voting rights of citizens with felony convictions
A powerful new video underscores what many persons with felony convictions in Washington state are never told: Once out of custody and no longer under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections, he or she can register to vote.
The 4-minute video – with clips from persons with felony convictions who said they went years thinking they had permanently lost the right to vote – was released by the 2016 graduates of the Washington Leadership Institute (WLI), a program that recruits, trains, and develops minority and traditionally underrepresented attorneys for future leadership positions in the legal community.
Two DPD employees – Dua Abudiab and Raymond Delos Reyes – are in this year’s WLI class and helped to produce the video.
View the video below and read more at For The Defense