Sharion Scott Urges Congress to Reverse Felony Disenfranchisement and Pass the For the People Act

Current Fellow Sharion Scott (’19), Staff Attorney at Advancement Project National Office, published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune urging Congress to restore voter rights by passing comprehensive legislation superseding state felony disenfranchisement laws and providing that everyone with a felony conviction may vote in federal elections if they are not currently incarcerated (“Time to Give the Same Political Power to Felons Who Have Done Their Time,” Apr. 23). “Congress has an opportunity to remedy state inaction and voter suppression by passing the For the People Act. . . . The only way our democracy can thrive and truly represent the will of the people is if everyone has a voice in the trajectory of our country. People who live, work in and contribute to our communities deserve to have a voice in what happens to them and their families.”