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Speaking Out On The Rights Of Incarcerated U.S. Citizens In MA to Vote

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Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 11:00  pm to 12:30 pm (EDT) Call In Number (657) 383-1630. 

Hello Everyone I am Leonna Abraham Brandao, Host for BlogTalk Radio, Shedding Light.  We want to welcome today, our Special Guests speaking out on the Rights of Incarcerated U.S. Citizens in Massachusetts to Vote. They work tirelessly to make this much needed goal a reality as many of us have hoped for.

Pastor Franklin Hobbs, founder of Healing Our Land, Inc  faith-based organization advocating for people of color with HIV & AIDS. As volunteer chaplain at the Nashua Street Jail, Pastor Hobbs has been leading jail voting drives in Suffolk County for the past several years, and he is a member Democracy Behind Bars Coalition, working to support  voting rights of incarcerated citizens in the State of MA . Pastor Hobbs, also a Host of his own Weekly Radio Show, will tell us more about his ongoing activities in all areas of his passion for positive changes.  

Elly kalfus, abolitionist & personal organizer, Originally from the Bronx, elly has lived in Boston since 2013 and she has worked with CPCS Innocence Program & 6th Amendment Center, helping the indigent get defense attorneys. In collaboration with Emancipation Initiative, elly started an oral history of prisoner's fight for the right to vote in Massachusetts called Ballots Over Bars, still in in progress, and she now organizes with Democracy Behind Bars Coalition. 

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