WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the end of the disenfranchisement of formerly incarcerated Americans, according to a release from Senator Cardin’s Communications Team.
“Senator Paul and I don’t agree on many issues, but we are united in our belief that America cannot justify disenfranchising such a large portion of our population. When prisoners are released, part of reintegrating them back into the community is allow thing them the fundamental right to vote,” said Senator Cardin.
Senator Cardin has proposed a bill, called the Democracy Restoration Act that would allow for formerly incarcerated Americans to vote.
Senator Rand Paul has introduced a similar bill, called the Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act.
The two senators are working together to restore voting rights.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Ben Cardin on this issue and towards finding a solution to restore voting rights in this country,” Senator Paul said.