Support the Restoration of Voting Rights in New York

New York State Legislature

Felony disenfranchisement laws have been stripping away individuals of their right to vote for far too long. Gaining prominence after the Civil War, felony disenfranchisement laws have been disproportionately impacting communities of color.

Voting is an inherent right, and it should not be taken away. Permanently restoring voting rights for justice-involved individuals in New York is paramount. Put an end to the racist legacy of felony disenfranchisement laws and take part in the restoration of voting rights movement.

**To learn more about these harmful laws, their history, and the national movement to restore the vote, read Common Cause's latest report Zero Disenfranchisement: The Movement to Restore Voting Rights.**

To: New York State Legislature
From: [Your Name]

In the past year, we modernized the way New Yorkers vote. While we achieved tremendous progress, there is still room for more positive change. The right to vote is inherent to our democracy and should not be taken away. I urge you to join the restoration of voting rights movement.

New York has a chance to lead the way and put an end to the racist legacy of felony disenfranchisement laws, making permanent the restoration of voting rights for justice-involved individuals in New York. Passing a post-incarceration rights restoration bill must be a legislative priority in 2020 and would send a powerful message at the national level.