A new video addresses voting rights of citizens with felony convictions

Crossposted from For The Defense

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.

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Two DPD employees – Dua Abudiab and Raymond Delos Reyes – are in this year’s WLI class and helped to produce the video.

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

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