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January 28, 2019


Secretary Padilla to Announce Sponsorship of new Constitutional Amendment to Restore Voting Rights to Parolees

SACRAMENTO - TODAY, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will join Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and criminal justice reform advocates to announce the introduction of legislation (ACA 6) to restore the right to vote for people on parole.

Currently, Californians who are incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction are prohibited from registering vote. As a result, approximately 48,600 Californians are unable to vote in state, federal, or local elections. ACA 6 would restore the right to vote for former inmates who are no longer incarcerated, but are serving parole as they transition into their community. 

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Press Conference announcing ACA 6 - Free the Vote Act


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove
Assemblymember Rob Bonta
Assemblymember Ash Kalra
Taina Vargas-Edmond, Initiate Justice
Michael Mendoza, Anti Recidivism Coalition Policy Director


January 28, 2019
11:00 a.m.


West Steps, California State Capitol
Sacramento, CA


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