Beshear Order “A Service to Democracy”
- Scott Swenson, Dale Eisman
Statement by Richard Beliles, State Chair, Common Cause Kentucky
“Steve Beshear is ending his service as governor with a service to democracy. His executive order restoring the voting rights of tens of thousands of Kentuckians who have completed their sentences for non-violent offenses will be welcomed by every fair-minded citizen and will encourage ex-offenders to take on the responsibilities of good citizenship.
We urge Gov.-elect Bevin to endorse and vigorously implement Gov. Beshear’s initiative. We hope that Sen. Rand Paul, who has testified in support of restoring the rights of ex-offenders, will use his influence with the governor-elect and his fellow Republicans in the state legislature to see that this order has bi-partisan support.”
For more information or an interview, contact Richard Beliles, 502 592-5381.