In November 2020, California voted to refranchise 50,000 parolees under Prop 17, sparking a broader conversation about voting rights for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated citizens. What is the situation today? How has this question been discussed throughout state history?
Dr. Brady Heiner, Founder & Executive Director, CSU Project Rebound Consortium
Dr. Andrew Dilts, scholar and author of Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism
Romarilyn Ralston, M.L.A, Program Director, Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton and the Co-Chair of the CSU Project Rebound Consortium Policy and Advocacy Committee
Recorded July 20, 2022.
About California on the Ballot:
Through California on the Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.
California on the Ballot is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative and was launched with funding from the Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.