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Slate: A Second Chance in Kentucky

Updated: Sep 17

"Organizers and directly impacted advocates across the state have built strong coalitions supporting restoration of voting rights for all, which helped propel Beshear into office, and his executive order is undoubtedly reflective of that fact."


In December, Gov. Beshear restored the right to vote to more than 140,000 Kentuckians. The next day, Guy Hamilton-Smith registered to vote for the first time in two decades. 


He wrote about his experience in Slate. Here's an excerpt:

Organizers and directly impacted advocates across the state have built strong coalitions supporting restoration of voting rights for all, which helped propel Beshear into office, and his executive order is undoubtedly reflective of that fact. It is my hope that the momentum that has been generated can be built upon, restore the franchise to all our neighbors, and give life to the values at the heart of our democracy.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN SLATE HERE

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