Press Release

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove Co-Authors Legislation to Restore the Right to Vote to People on Parole

 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 6 (ACA 6), known as the Free the Vote Act, which would allow people on parole to vote. Currently, approximately 46,000 Californians who have been released from prison are not allowed to vote in local, state or federal elections. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was in Sacramento on Monday to advocate from criminal justice reform.

Kardashian West’s visit coincided with the “Free the Vote” campaign push to allow parolees to vote.

The proposal – introduced on Monday by Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Lorena Gonzalez, Sydney Kamlager-Dove and Rob Bonta – would restore the voting rights of people who have served their time and are now on parole.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.

The proposal intended for the 2020 ballot would help nearly 50,000 felons who have served their time adjust to being back in the community, said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and other advocates. Parolees currently are prohibited from registering to vote in local, state or federal elections.

Monday, January 28, 2019
Asm. Kamlager-Dove speaking at podium
Asm. Kamlager-Dove speaking at podium
Asm. Kamlager-Dove speaking at podium
Group photo with Kim Kardashian
Group photo

Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove spoke at a press conference announcing legislation to restore the right to vote for Californians on parole.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Asm. Kamlager-Dove with constituent
Asm. Kamlager-Dove with constituent
Asm. Kamlager-Dove with constituent
Traditional performers
ROTC Color Guard
Senator Holly Mitchell speaking
Speaker Rendon speaking
Audience sharing a light moment
Asm. Kamlager-Dove taking oath
Asm. Kamlager-Dove with family

Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove's district swearing-in took place on January 26 at Skylight Studio in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019