Disenfranchised Voters Infographic
Elections have consequences for all of us, but there are Americans, who are not allowed to vote. With the 2020 elections, in November, almost six million Americans are disenfranchised from voting. It does not matter if, the former inmates are again productive members of society, who pay taxes. Only states decide who can vote–not the federal government. There are states, who do not restore the right to vote even, upon completion of the sentence. Three states allow probationers and parolees the right to vote, and about twenty states allow former inmates, the right to vote upon completion of their sentence. It is time to restore the right to vote to all returning citizens, who have completed their sentences.
Sponsored by the Fishman Firm: Brian Fishman has been practicing law in Philadelphia since 2002. His practice has been dedicated almost exclusively to criminal law, although he also handles personal injury and civil right matters. Brian has been admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After graduating cum laude from Temple University Law School where he was an editor on the Temple Law Review, Brian went to work as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. There he tried hundreds of cases, including many jury trials. Brian litigated cases in Pennsylvania’s Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and the Court of Common Pleas. Brian, as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney, prosecuted a variety of serious criminal cases including rape, firearm offenses, attempted murder, burglary, robbery, DUIs and narcotics offenses. Brian can be contacted at his firm’s web site: http://www.thefishmanfirm.com/