Clarke to host ‘Pardon My Vote’ panel discussion

Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) says she will host a panel discussion on Friday in her district, at Medgar Evers College, focusing on voting rights for the formerly incarcerated and currently paroled community in New York.

The congresswoman said “Pardon My Vote” is an educational initiative aimed at educating New York State residents, who were formerly incarcerated and/or currently paroled, “on the restoration of their voting rights through a conditional voting pardon that was issued in an Executive Order by New York State Governor Cuomo in 2018.”

Celebrity guests during the panel discussion include actress Naturi Naughton of the STARZ Original “Power” and rapper Casanova of RocNation.

Clarke the event is in collaboration with NYS Sens. Kevin Parker and Zellnor Myrie; Assemblywomen Latrice Walker and Diana Richardson; Assemblyman Walter Mosley; Councilwomen Alicka Ampry-Samuel and Laurie Cumbo; Councilman Mathieu Euguene; Chuck Creekmur of; activist Shanduke McPhatter of Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Change; and Dr. Jasmine Young, of Monroe College.

The panel discussion runs from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm in the college’s Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn.

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