Our democracy is strongest when every person has their voice heard. But today, thousands of Washingtonians who are living in their communities, paying taxes and working hard for their families cannot vote just because they have a past conviction. Because they are impacted by the criminal legal system, they are denied a voice in our democracy and have no say in the issues that affect their daily lives.
This year, we have the opportunity to change this injustice by passing legislation to allow everyone living in the community to vote. If Washington joins together to restore the voting rights of those most directly impacted by the legal system who live in our communities, we can create a future where Black/African American and Indigenous communities are empowered, our criminal legal system is more equitable, and our democracy is truly representative.
Please send an email to your representatives to support HB 1078.