They Got Their Voting Rights Back, But Will They Go to the Polls?
Date:  08-15-2019

Thousands of Louisianians on probation and parole face numerous obstacles to casting a ballot, including the idea that their votes don't matter
From The Marshall Project:

Most Sundays, Clint Williams attends service at one of the biggest churches in New Orleans. In the pews he sometimes finds himself sitting shoulder to shoulder with the city’s black elected officials. Over the years many have asked for his support.

“Politicians ask me: ‘Are you voting for me?’ And I’d just say, ‘yeah, I am working on it,’” Williams said. . But Williams, 58, has never voted. He’s been on parole for the past 30 years, which, until March, made him ineligible to choose who will represent him in public office. If not for the law change, Williams would have lost the right to vote until he was nearly 80 years old. His parole ends in 2040. Continue reading >>>