Prevented From Voting On Issues That Impact His Family

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Regaining his voting rights meant a great deal to Marlo Hargrove as both a citizen and a father. Felony disenfranchisement had prevented him from voting on issues that had an impact on his family. “I felt like I wasn’t worthy enough to be supportive of my children since I couldn’t vote about important issues involving their education,” said Hargrove, Director of the Freedom Advocates Celebrating Ex-Offenders (F.A.C.E.), a non-profit organization in Baltimore that provides for people who have experienced substance abuse or incarceration. “Maybe if I had been able to voice my opinion at that time, some beneficial laws would have been passed.

Source: The Sentencing Project

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