On July 26, 2012, at the regular meeting of the Prince William County Democratic Committee held at the McCoart County Building in Prince William, VA a special program will be presented by Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project, a national expert on sentencing and restoration of rights and Bobby Vassar, Minority Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Sub-Committee on Terrorism and Former Chairman of the Virginia Parole Board. The special program will look at Virginia’s record on restoration of voting rights and comparisons to other states, as well as what would need to be done to change Virginia’s existing policy.
Facts about Virginia:
55% of the disenfranchised are African American
Only Florida and Texas have more disenfranchised citizens
State Population Total Disenfranchised % Disenfran.
CA 37,253,000 283,000 0.76%
GA 9,688,000 284,000 2.93%
NJ 8,792,000 127,000 1.45%
NY 19,378,000 122,000 0.63%
NC 9,535,000 73,000 0.77%
PA 12,831,000 42,000 0.32%
VA 8,001,000 378,000 4.72%
For More Information contact Harry W. Wiggins, Chairman, Prince
William County Democratic Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org