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Governor Terry McAuliffe was the guest speaker at the Restoration of Rights Event in Richmond Thursday. The meeting with stakeholders and a general gathering was held at First Baptist Church-Decatur. Governor Terry McAuliffe granted the rights of three ex-offenders before a huge crowd. Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney, US Congressman Bobby Scott, Secretary of Homeland Security Brian Moran, Delegate Betsy Carr, Delegate Deloris McQuinn and Delegate Jennifer McClellan were all in attendance.

Governor McAuliffe said during our interview “I need a big workforce, I need everybody helping” play audio here…

Governor McAuliffe believes that all citizens deserve a second chance to vote, run for public office, serve on a jury and become a notary. To date, Governor Terry McAuliffe has granted the rights of 5,113 former felons in 8-months and that number is still growing. He also announced, applications to be filled out by more serious offenders are shortened from 13 pages to one and no longer will include burdensome requirements.

The Restoration of Rights Event was hosted by Pastor Derek Jones.

Clovia Lawrence and team Rolling For Freedom will assist those who would like to start the process of restoration of rights for felony convictions. If you need assistance, please contact us on our Rolling For Freedom facebook fan page. Or, complete the online request form here.


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