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"Citizens with criminal convictions who are living and working in our communities should have the responsibility and the right to participate in our democracy by voting,'' said Myrna Perez, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. "The attorney general's announcement is a significant step forward for democracy.''

He said 2.2 million African Americans, or nearly one in 13 African American adults, are banned from voting because of the laws. In three states Florida, Kentucky and Virginia that ratio is one in five. In Florida, Holder said, 10 percent of the entire population is disenfranchised as a result of the state's prohibitions on ex offenders.

automatically restore the right to vote without requiring the completion of the responsibilities associated with the criminal conviction would damage the balance between the rights and responsibility of citizens. Too often, victims are forgotten and it is important victims of felonies and serious crimes receive their restitution.''

"These restrictions are not only unnecessary and unjust, they are also counterproductive,'' the attorney general said. criminal justice system, including the re integration of thousands of former offenders who are returning to communities every year from prison.

In Florida, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Rick Scott said Holder's remarks would not have any bearing on the current state constitution, which "prescribes that individuals who commit felonies forfeit their right Adidas Y3 Qasa For Sale

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In 2011 Branstad rescinded Vilsack's order and replaced it with the application requirement.

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"I applaud those who have already shown leadership in raising awareness and helping to address this issue,'' Holder said, citing the efforts of Democrats and Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul, R Ky. "His vocal support for restoring voting rights for former inmates shows that this issue need not break down along partisan lines.''

to vote.''

Civil rights advocates said the attorney general's proposal was necessary to the full re integration of offenders when they are released from prison.

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Holder said former offenders "continue to face significant obstacles,'' citing laws in 11 states that bar millions from voting.

In Iowa, where former offenders once had their voting rights restored automatically after completing their terms according to an executive order issued in 2005 by then Gov. Thomas Vilsack, they now must apply for reinstatement and be approved by Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican.

"For those who are truly remorseful for how they have wrecked families and want to earn back their right to vote, Florida's constitution also provides a process to have their rights restored," spokesman Frank Collins said. That process requires applicants to win approval from the governor and two cabinet members before voting rights are restored.

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or previous felony convictions,'' Holder said. states. And although well over a century has passed since post Reconstruction states used Adidas Tech Super 2.0 Trainers these measures to strip African Americans of their most fundamental rights, the impact of felony disenfranchisement on modern communities of color remains both disproportionate and unacceptable.''

Since 1997, Holder said 23 states have enacted changes, including in Virginia where last year the voting rights of former inmates with non violent felony convictions began to be restored.

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WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for the repeal of state laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of former prison inmates.

"The history of felony disenfranchisement dates to a time when these policies were employed not to improve public safety, but purely as punitive measures intended to stigmatize, shame and shut out a person who had been found guilty of a crime,'' Holder said.

In a speech to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights at Georgetown University Law Center, Holder said it is "time to fundamentally re think laws that permanently disenfranchise people who are no longer under federal or state supervision.''

"The governor believes that when an individual commits a felony, it is fair they earn their rights back by paying restitution to their victim, court costs and fines,'' spokesman Jimmy Centers said. "Iowa has a good and fair policy on the restoration of rights for convicted felons, and to Adidas Tech Super New York

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