Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"[O]n Thursday, I will be the first sitting President to visit a federal prison. And I'm going to shine a spotlight on this issue, because while the people in our prisons have made some mistakes - and sometimes big mistakes - they are also Americans, and we have to make sure that as they do their time and pay back their debt to society that we are increasing the possibility that they can turn their lives around... if folks have served their time, and they've reentered society, they should be able to vote."
"Remarks by the President at the NAACP Conference," whitehouse.gov, July 14, 2015
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Involvement and Affiliations:
44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009-Jan. 20, 2017
Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2009
US Senator (D-IL), 2005-2008
Former Member, US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,
Foreign Relations Committee, Environment and Public Works Committee, and
Veterans' Affairs Committee
Recipient, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (for the audiobook edition of his book The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream), 2008
Illinois State Senator, 1997-2004
Civil Rights Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 1993-2004
Former community organizer, Chicago, IL
Former Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School
Former President, Harvard Law Review
Recipient, Chairman's Award, National NAACP (National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People), 2005
Recipient, Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005
Recipient, Rock the Nation Award, Rock the Vote, 2005
Recipient, Outstanding Legislator Award, Campaign for Better Health Care and
Illinois Primary Health Care Association, 1998
Recipient, Best Freshman Legislator Award, Independent Voters of Illinois, 1997