Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Union-Bulletin Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Felons should be made to complete their entire sentences, including probation or parole, and satisfy all related financial obligations before they can resume voting.”

Union-Bulletin Editorial Board, Feb. 9, 2007

[Editor’s Note: Individuals and organizations that do not support felon re-enfranchisement until felons have paid all fines and restitution (in addition to having completed their term of incarceration and probation/parole) are classified as Not Clearly Pro or Con. Also, those who support re-enfranchisement of some felons but not others (for example, felons who committed murder or rape) are also classified as Not Clearly Pro or Con.]

Description:

“The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is a daily newspaper published evenings Monday through Friday and Sunday morning. An award-winning newspaper, it is recognized by the American Society of Newspaper Editors as one of the best small daily newspapers in the United States.”

Union-Bulletin website, Feb. 9, 2007

Mission:

“The Union-Bulletin is guided by the following core values:

  • To serve the community through quality journalism, professionalism and integrity
  • Local news is our franchise
  • To provide a safe, empowering work environment for our employees
  • To remain independent.”

Union-Bulletin website, Feb. 9, 2007

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons out of Prison but on Parole or Probation Regain Their Ability to Vote?
  2. Should Felons Have to Pay All Fines, Fees, and Restitutions Related to Their Conviction before Regaining Their Vote?