What: Restoration of civil rights workshop for formerly incarcerated individuals
When: Monday, July 13 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Central Rappahannock Regional Library (1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401)
Fredericksburg, Va.—The Fredericksburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing is partnering with the local registrar’s office to hold a restoration of civil rights workshop for formerly incarcerated individuals (returning citizens) on Monday, July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Garry Ellis, an official from the Virginia Department of Elections, will also be at the workshop.
Duane Edwards, a Virginia Organizing Fredericksburg Chapter leader and State Governing Board member, is a returning citizen who had his own rights restored. Edwards said, “I chose to get my rights restored so I could stand up and use my voice to be a part of the solution to the problems we face today.”
“Through our restoration of civil rights workshop, Virginia Organizing will empower other returning citizens by assisting them in restoring their rights to vote, sit on a jury, hold public office, be a notary, and more,” Edwards said. “There have been many new changes to the restoration of civil rights process and Virginia Organizing hopes to help clarify those changes for people.”
The Fredericksburg event is one of many workshops on restoration of rights that Virginia Organizing is holding across the state.
To interview a spokesperson for Virginia Organizing, please contact Addie Alexander at 434-249-4058 or email@example.com.