Clovia Lawrence of Radio One Richmond was in attendance with Governor Terry McAuliffe for the announcement of the tweaks to the restoration of rights process in Virginia. This is good news for ex-offenders on the receiving end of second chances.
Start the restoration of rights process for felony offenses with Clovia Lawrence and Rolling For Freedom-R4F at the next ‘Restoration of Rights’ rally …. Individuals with more serious offenses bring your sentencing orders to the rally.
Second Baptist Church
1400 Idlewood Avenue
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Learn more about the restoration of right process here.
From the desk of Governor Terry McAuliffe:
Governor McAuliffe announced today two changes to the restoration of rights process, representing the latest steps in pursuit of his priority to ensure all Virginians have the opportunity to exercise their voting and civil rights.
Under the new reform, outstanding court costs and fees will no longer prohibit an individual from having his or her rights restored.
“We have forced these men and women to battle a complicated and bewildering tangle of red tape to reach the voting booth, and too often we still turn them away,” said Governor McAuliffe. “These men and women will still be required to pay their costs and fees, but their court debts will no longer serve as a financial barrier to voting, just as poll taxes did for so many years in Virginia.”
Individuals who have their rights restored will now have the option to include a notation in their criminal record designating that their rights have been restored.