COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, but it's crucial that we don't forget the 60,000 Iowans – and that number is steadily growing – who can't vote because of a felony conviction.
And with the Iowa Legislature scheduled to reconvene May 15, now is the time to act. The critically important felony disenfranchisement bill, HJR 14, is still in the Iowa Senate and must be passed by the Senate – soon – or it will die at the end of this session.
This bill, which would move us toward ending felony disenfranchisement, is a top priority of the ACLU of Iowa and many other advocacy organizations, in part, because felony disenfranchisement means that so many Iowans, and disproportionately Black Iowans, are being denied the vote.
ACLU of Iowa Policy and Advocacy Director Daniel Zeno
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