More than 6 million American citizens are unable to vote because of a past criminal conviction. As many as 4.7 million of these citizens live, work, and raise families in our communities. But because of a conviction in their past they are still denied this fundamental democratic right. These laws, have a disproportionate impact on minorities. The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist is working to help educate communities of color.
Allegra Johnson has more.
Source: AURN / BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE