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In favor of HB70




To the Editor :

Voting is patriotic. Restoring people’s rights, including voting, after they have served their time is also part of the democratic vision. So why are we one of two states that doesn’t automatically restore these rights? In Kentucky the Governor can grant a partial pardon, but hundreds of applications have never been processed. Almost 200,000 people are barred from voting in Kentucky.

HB70 has passed through the House already and now sits in the Senate. Encourage your senators to vote yes. And when it is on the ballot in 2010, vote yes.

SHARMAN CHAPMANCRANE Kentuckians for the Commonwealth member Eolia


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