Monday, October 31, 2005

Michael: Project Restoration Forum, Nov 3rd

A. Phillip Randolph Institute & Pima Community College's Desert Vista are presenting an open public forum and clinic on restoring the civil rights of people following felony convictions. Thousands of Arizonans are denied their civil rights, not the least of which being their right to vote.

A complex and slow process of restoration discourages many from achieving restoration after a first felony conviction. A permanent bar follows upon a second conviction. Easing restoration and ending the permanent bar of civil rights is a vitally important quality of life issue for those working to become members of society in good standing once again and an important issue of political disenfranchisement which disproportionately affects potential Democratic voters.

If you are interested in helping to eradicate one the last great sources of legal disfranchisement of American citizens, I urge you to attend this, or one the planned future forums on this topic.

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Desert Vista Campus

Ocotillo Rooms A & B

Thursday, November 3



THE ISSUES:

  • Why are ex-offenders denied their basic civil rights even after they serve their
    time and paid their fines?


  • How do the denial of voting, jury and other civil rights affect hundreds of
    Arizonans?


  • How can people get their civil rights back under the current law?


  • How could the law in Arizona be improved?


  • How can I help my friends and family get their rights back?


Trained volunteers will assist people with felony convictions with filling out the proper paperwork to have their civil rights restored.

For more information, call (520) 623-9141
or email:cisaacs@afsc.org

Sponsored By: American Friends Service Committee; ASU School of Social Work, Tucson Component; Casa Maria; Coalition of Arizonans to Abolish the Death Penalty; Inside-Out Project; League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Primavera Foundation; Sanctity Of Life;People Against Executions; Tucson Urban League, State Representative Ted Downing

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