TKC News Fact: Former Kansas City Cons Can Vote

We talked about this trend a few weeks ago . . .

Now we share a far more boring write-up with all of the fun deets omitted . . .

Christine McDonald is working to ensure that other formerly incarcerated people in Kansas City and across Missouri are aware of their voting rights.

She’s an organizer with the Our Voices team at the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity, a social justice advocacy group in Kansas City. The team recently launched an initiative called Our Voices-Our Votes. Its purpose: to increase awareness around the voting rights of people who were formerly incarcerated and get them registered to vote.

Calvin Williford, an organizer with MORE2, said the team’s goal is to register 20,000 new voters by November 2022, when states hold midterm elections. He said the team is collaborating with the League of Women Voters in Kansas City, a nonprofit focused on voting rights.

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Formerly incarcerated people can still vote in Missouri. This KC group shows them how.

Kansas City, Missouri, resident Christine McDonald didn't know she could vote after completing her prison sentence in 2007.