Civil Politics (5/21/21): De-Facto Disenfranchisement

This week we were lucky enough to talk to Kristina Mensik, the National Campaign Director for The National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Our main topic was all about how the incarcerated (people awaiting trial, and those serving a sentence for a misdemeanor) in Massachusetts are being denied their lawful right to vote.

Follow Kristina @kristina_mensik and The National Council @thecouncilus.

If you’d like to learn more about the work that is being done in MA (or help by phone banking!) visit

To learn more about The National Council:

Further reading:

Timeline of Massachusetts Incarcerated Voting Rights –

Average Amounts of Bail –

Massachusetts House Bill 836 –

Massachusetts Senate Bill 474 –

Beginning Music: Glenn Gould – Goldberg Variation #5
Ending Music: Electronic – Getting Away With it (Instrumental)

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