Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"The United States may have the most restrictive disenfranchisement policy in the world. Such prohibitions on the right to vote undermine both the voting system and the fundamental rights of ex-offenders."
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MI), 1964-Present
Ranking Democrat, House Committee on the Judiciary, 1994-Present
Chairman, House Committee on Government Operations (renamed House Committee on Government Reform), 1989-1994
Southern Christian Leadership Conference Award (presented to him by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Co-Founder, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) (one of 13 founding members), 1964
Executive Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union, Detroit, 1964-Present
Introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2014 on Apr. 10, 2014. The act, according to congress.gov, "[d]eclares that the right of a U.S. citizen to vote in any election for federal office shall not be denied or abridged because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense unless, at the time of the election, such individual is serving a felony sentence in a correctional institution or facility."