Rev. Jackson: States Are ‘Undermining Vote While Locking People Up’

‘So the impact of those who are no longer eligible to vote is now 6 million, so undermining the right to vote while locking up people... is the most egregious in the whole world’

Jesse Jackson: States Are ‘Undermining the Right to Vote' With For-Profit Prisons (CNS News)

( - The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the states are “undermining the right to vote" by locking up people in for-profit prisons.

Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) at a press conference in Washington last Thursday where they introduced a constitutional amendment that would put elections under federal control to guarantee the right to vote to every American, including those in prison.

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