HARRISBURG, Pa. – Lawmakers from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will join advocates from major voting rights and criminal justice reform groups Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to discuss the importance of voting rights for incarcerated people. 

Throughout the Commonwealth, jails are not fulfilling their legal responsibility to make registration and ballots available for justice-impacted individuals. There is no universal process for jails statewide, nor is there a minimum threshold for what they need to do to educate voters about their right to vote and get them involved in the process. That needs to change, as we cannot continue to deny eligible voters their fundamental right to vote. 


  • Rick Krajewski, PA House of Representatives (188th District)
  • Chris Rabb, PA House of Representatives (200th District)
  • Napoleon Nelson, PA House of Representatives (154th District)
  • Aerion Abney, PA House of Representatives (19th District)
  • Omar Sabir, Philadelphia City Commissioner 
  • Moderator: Leigh Owens, PENNfranchise Project

What: Rally to support voting rights for the incarcerated

When: Wednesday, October 18 at 10 a.m. EST

Where: The steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building