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Being Diminished to 3/5ths Meant Black People were Unable to Vote 

WE ARE 

The No Longer 3/5th's Coalition

The No Longer 3/5ths Coalition is a power building group of community leaders, individual activists and incarcerated men & women working to restore voting rights in Massachusetts while simultaneously building monolithic people power.      

The No Longer 3/5ths derives from the 3/5ths clause in Article one of the U.S. Constitution (which has since been amended) casting black & brown enslaved people as 3/5ths of a human. Being diminished to 3/5ths meant black people were unable to vote or be represented by elected officials. Our coalition bucks against the 3/5ths concept of no representation for incarcerated people and provides our brothers and sisters behind the walls (who are also not politically represented) with people representation.      

 

Our Coalition's goals are as follows:      

  1. Introduce a ballot question to amend the States Constitution to restore incarcerated felony suffrage for those serving time on felony convictions.      

  2. Host participatory planning events in selected cities and towns ranging throughout western, central and eastern Massachusetts in order to grow awareness, build project recognition and establish an active network.      

  3. Ensure incarcerated populations along with incarcerated families are aware and actively engaged in ongoing processes throughout.      

  4. Create informational bridges between Massachusetts's incarcerated populations and communities.      

  5. Build organizational power and community representation for synergistic efforts to address social issues that primarily afflict black, brown and disadvantaged populations.      

 

 

Sincerely,  

   

  • Always Fair

  • Criminal Justice Policy Coalition

  • Emancipation Initiative  

  • House Of Creativity   

  • Justice 4 Housing  

  • Prisoners Legal Services

  • Project Turn Around    

  • Racial Equity In Correctional Institutions  

  • Sister's Unchained      

  • Prison Project Transformation

Introduce a  Ballot Question in 2024, to Amend the Constitution to Restore Incarcerated Felon Suffrage for those serving a Prison Sentence for Felony Convictions.

Build Organizational Power and Community Representation for Synergistic Efforts to Address Social Issues that Primarily Afflict Black, Brown and Disadvantaged Populations

Host Participatory Planning Events in Selected Cities and Towns ranging throughout Eastern, Western and Central MA, in Order to Raise Awareness and build Project Recognition and Establish and Active Network.

Create Informatal Bridges between Massachussettes Incarcerated Populations and Communities

Introduce a  Ballot Question in 2024, to Amend the Constitution to Restore Incarcerated Felon Suffrage for those serving a Prison Sentence for Felony Convictions.

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