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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA) – 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.

“Parolees are our family members, our neighbors and our colleagues. They have been released from prison because they are no longer considered threats to society, but they are considered too dangerous to vote?  That is absurd!” Kamlager-Dove said in a news conference outside the State Capitol.