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#FreetheVote: Expanding Access to the Ballot to Incarcerated Communities

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thousands of our community members — family, friends, and comrades — have been ripped from our communities and placed in jails across the South. Our people are forced into poor conditions and denied access to their freedom before trail while being held on cash bail. Despite many being eligible to vote, too many have no access to casting a ballot by mail. Because of the legacy of racialized exclusion and its role as a tool of domination over captured Black bodies, our people are being denied power over one’s own life, denied an opportunity to inform the conditions that condemned them to the inside of a cage, and denied an opportunity to connect with the community.

Southerners on New Ground, Free Hearts, and the Albany Voter’s Coalition invite you to hear more about our localized strategies to expand access to the ballot to people incarcerated in Southern jails through through on-the-ground organizing for access to voter registration, absentee ballot voting, and in-person polling sites within jails.

Grab a glass of sweet tea, and find a spot on your porch this Sunday, 10/11 at 4pm EST for reports from the field, a scan of the conditions, and a call to action to mobilize for an end to de facto disenfranchisement in service to our vision for decarceration and decriminalization of our home towns.

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Date:
October 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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