Ballots Over Bullets: Bring Back Incarcerated Right to Vote MA

July 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St
MA 02138
Ballots Over Bars

Join us for a night of learning, discussion and reflection on the history of voting rights for incarcerated people in Massachusetts. This event is free and open to everyone. People with personal experience of incarceration are particularly invited.

Elly Kalfus and Rachel Corey started Ballots Over Bullets in fall of 2016, inspired by the organizing of incarcerated people fighting for voting rights and collective action. In collaboration with incarcerated leaders, we have researched how Massachusetts has fought to keep incarcerated people from having a say in their own wellbeing. Despite this, people inside have organized voter registration drives, championed causes on TV and radio, and even run for office. Come learn their history and how you can support the movement of political power inside.

There will be a dramatic reading, group activities, opportunities to share and opportunities to just sit back and listen. We strive to create a comfortable space for people to reflect on challenging questions.

Let us know if you would like to bring hand-outs/calls to action, or make announcements about penal abolition-related news.

Childcare is available upon advance request – let us know!

The Democracy Center is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact [email protected] or 617 492 8855 to discuss our improvement plans or your accessibility needs.