Voting rights are being restored for millions of former felons. Many don’t know it.
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Activist Desmond Meade calls it the “Juneteenth Effect.” States across the country have been expanding access to voting rights for formerly incarcerated persons – but most of them don’t know their voting rights have been restored. Meade tells Alicia Menendez, “It reminds me of the story where the slaves in Galveston did not realize they were free until two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.”July 5, 2021