Last updated on: 11/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Kathleen Pequeno Biography

Title:
Communications consultant for activist groups
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“There is no hard evidence that withholding people’s right to vote will assist them or motivate them to pay off fines, court fees, or restitution. If we want people to be able to pay off fines, fees and restitution, a more logical focus would be on eliminating barriers to employment after incarceration rather than depriving them of a civil right.”

“Should You Have to Pay to Vote?,” Justice Matters, Fall 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Communications consultant for activist groups
  • Member and NYC Chapter contact, Progressive Communicators Network
  • Coordinator, capacity-building program, McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation, 2009-2011
  • Former Editor and Feature Writer, Justice Matters, newsletter of the Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly Western Prison Project)
  • Former Webmaster, Partnership for Safety and Justice
  • Former Technology Planner, Portland Networking and Support, DigitalAid
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Has worked with various organizations as a communications consultant including: Beyond Toxics (Eugene, OR), Crag Law Center (Portland, OR), Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (Woodburn, OR), Rogue Valley Oregon Action (Medford, OR), Spirit in Action (MA), Sponsors, Inc (Eugene, OR), and VOZ Workers Rights Education Project (Portland, OR)
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Have to Pay All Fines, Fees, and Restitutions Related to Their Conviction before Regaining Their Vote?