New Article: Voting is a Right, Not a Privilege

Jacob Hamburger
19 January 2020

Jacobin asked me to write a short article in response to the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that a 2018 constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to formerly incarcerated people does not apply to those who have not paid off all court fees, fines, and other financial obligations. I used this as a springboard to talk about how Democrats—who ought to be the party of universal suffrage, whether they realize it or not—might push for radical democracy in 2020 and going forward. You can read the article here.

 

Photo credit: Kheel Center, Cornell University, via Flickr , CC BY 2.0

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