Gwen will fight for the issuance of tax-exempt cards (similar to those issued to Veterans) unless and until former felon voting rights are restored.
“‘No taxation without representation'” is a slogan originating during the 1700s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution. To be exact, James Otis’ sentiment that spurred revolution was “taxation without representation is tyranny“
Yet, in 2016, over 6 million people were denied the right to vote due to their “status” as a former felon. Felon disenfranchisement is another cheap trip; another literacy test; another grandfather clause.
ANY PERSON WHO, BY OPERATION OF LAW, IS DENIED THE RIGTH TO VOTE SHOULD NOT BE TAXED BY THE DENYING GOVERNMENT.