Danielle Lang Writes About Felons Who Are ‘Too Poor to Vote’

Former Fellow Danielle Lang (’13) co-authored an op-ed for The New York Times on state laws that allow some disenfranchised felons to regain the right to vote only if they pay substantial fines and fees (“Too Poor to Vote,” Nov. 1). “Those who have completed their sentences are all too often prevented from casting ballots simply because they have unpaid court fines and fees,” Danielle wrote. “When citizens are denied a fundamental right based solely on wealth, a bedrock principle of our Constitution — that our government cannot deny poor people basic rights in our society simply because they are poor — is violated.”