In just TWO DAYS, anyone who:
1. is off probation or parole
2. has been on parole for 5 or more years OR
3. is on probation with no new convictions
will be newly eligible to vote under Act 636, which VOTE members helped pass at the legislature last year.
In advance of this historic victory, we're so excited to share our latest video "I'm formerly incarcerated in Louisiana--can I vote?" This hand-drawn video gives an overview of voting rights for Louisiana citizens who are: in jail or prison, on probation or parole, OR are back in their communities after completing their sentences, but still have a criminal record.
Please share this video far and wide, and come out to one of our 3 Formerly Incarcerated People's Voter Registration Events on Friday. RSVP using the links below:
New Orleans: 12-2pm, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
Baton Rouge: 12-2pm, City Hall, 222 Saint Louis St.
Lafayette: 11:30am-2pm, 110 Travis St.
At each event we'll have more information about the new law, speakers impacted by the new law, voter registration tables, and food, music and fun for the whole family. Hope to see you there! For any questions, or to get help registering to vote, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 504-571-9599.