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Sean Morales-Doyle
Senior Counsel - Democracy Program at NYU. Opinions are my own.
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Julie Wise Oct 22
Replying to @BrennanCenter
Sean is with the - Senior Counsel for the Voting Rights & Elections Program. His context of what other states do and what the federal gov’t is considering is fascinating!
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Brennan Center Nov 16
Kentucky Governor-elect Andy Beshear ran on restoring the right to vote for people with past felony convictions. Voters agreed that everyone is entitled to forgiveness and a second chance.
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Patty Kuderer Oct 30
Disenfranchisement related to crime has its roots in Jim Crow. It's long past time to remedy this injustice.
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Eliza Sweren-Becker Nov 14
Just left NJ Assembly after testifying in favor of a bill to restore voting rights to people w/past convictions. The Appropriations Committee *JUST PASSED* the bill! We’re one step closer to restoring the vote to 80k+ returning citizens. Next stop, a floor vote.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Nov 14
Replying to @SMoralesDoyle
The committee just voted in favor of the bill!
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Sean Morales-Doyle Nov 14
My colleague testifying in support of restoring voting rights to people with felony convictions in the NJ Assembly Appropriations Committee. NJ could close 2019 by expanding democracy.
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Brennan Center Oct 30
“There is no legitimate purpose in the criminal justice system for denying people who are living in the community the right to vote." Brennan Center's breaks down the history & racist intentions of criminal disenfranchisement laws.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
And , , , , & will not stop until they do.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @SMoralesDoyle
Friday's ruling means he doesn't have to be afraid to vote anymore. The Florida legislature should make sure no one is.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @SMoralesDoyle
Or as Pastor Tyson put it, "After that bill came out, I have not attempted to vote. I’ve been afraid to vote. I don’t want to break the law."
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @desmondmeade
In the words of , "It gets frustrating, because of the heightened sense of uncertainty. We run across a lot of people who are nervous, they’re confused.”
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @myrna_perez_
"The court made clear that wealth cannot be a barrier to right restoration,” said . "And he said the state has to come up with an efficient process so that everyone who cannot pay, can establish that. He was pretty clear that the legislature created a mess.”
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @LWVFlorida
"We’re thrilled that the judge ruled in our favor and said voting should not be pay-to-play,” said Patti Brigham, president of the , one of the plaintiffs in the case.
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Sam Levine Oct 19
Florida can’t require 17 plaintiffs to repay financial obligations before they can register to vote again if they can’t afford to, a federal judge ruled yesterday.
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Bella Wang Oct 19
Quick reminder that LWV chapters have been plaintiffs in a ton of high-profile gerrymandering and voting rights cases across the country, and you should give them your dollars
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Spectrum News NY1 Oct 19
comes to for the first time next week. This week on experts talk to about how it works & why it matters. & explain the new voting laws & say why this could make more of us get out and vote.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
Replying to @SMoralesDoyle
When Pastor Tyson's wife told the poll workers he hadn't voted in 42 years, they applauded. Yesterday's ruling means the applause can continue. True democracy deserves an ovation.
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Sean Morales-Doyle Oct 19
“I was so excited to vote for the first time in 42 years,” Tyson said. “I brought my 5-year-old grandson with me, he wanted to watch. When they handed me the ballot and directed me to the voting boo[th], I began to cry. Tears kept on flowing.”
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Brennan Center Oct 19
Thanks to the great work of our attorneys and our allies at , and our client Pastor Tyson and our nine other plaintiffs can vote.
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Brennan Center Oct 19
Replying to @BrennanCenter
But this isn’t over — there's more work to be done. The ruling applies to the 10 individual plaintiffs in this case. The court ruled that the state must provide a process for others who are also unable to pay their fines, fees + restitution.
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