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News Posted on February 21, 2014

Joanna Cuevas Ingram Publishes Op-ed in Daily Journal

Joanna Cuevas Ingram '12, an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, has published a commentary in the Daily Journal on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's recent statement urging states to repeal laws prohibiting formerly incarcerated citizens from voting. Cuevas Ingram's article, "Holder's call for repeal of ex-convict voting laws hits home," supports the proposal, in part because felony disenfranchisement laws disproportionately impact communities of color.

"California should heed Holder's call," Cuevas Ingram writes. "To strip otherwise eligible California citizens--many of whom are African-American and Latino--of this fundamental right, when they are neither in state prison nor on parole, is unnecessary, unjust, and counterproductive."