Posts tagged ‘felons’

On change

Any movement both

Politics and religion

Is based on changing
Why so often then

Do we refuse to believe

That people can change?
We tether people

To their past, good or bad, and

Fail to see present
Perhaps some do not

Change because they cant see that

narrative exists
If we hope for a

Better world, we hope for change

In the world’s people

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Restore Felon Voting Rights Now.

As an anarchist my enthusiasm around voting is very low.

However, my partner and the father of the baby I am about to have is a felon, and the ways that our shitty society treats felons really piss me off. He has been out for 5 years, off probation/parole, works so hard to take care of me and our animals, fought an uphill battle for custody rights to his first child, pays child support and old residual court fines on time, and is doing everything he can to make positive progress. So for me, this issue is personal. I am insulted on behalf of my partner every time felons are treated poorly.

Every job application that refuses felons enrages me. I saw one for Agriberry recently, that stated they would not hire felons to pick berries. What negative impact a felony conviction would have on one’s ability to pick strawberries is I really couldn’t say. (more…)

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