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National Expungement Week aims to restore lost rights

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Tai Moses

Tens of millions of Americans are prevented from exercising their constitutional right to vote because of past convictions. Long after they have paid their debt to society, those with criminal records still face discrimination as well as restricted access to housing and jobs. A week of events called National Expungement Week aims to help set this right by offering legal relief to those who are eligible to have their records expunged. The Austin Justice Coalition and the UT Law Clinic are hosting an event “to offer complimentary criminal record-sealing education and a roadmap to record-sealing for those who qualify. Easy Expunctions will help with providing eligibility reports on site.” Legal advisers will be on hand to answer questions and there will be information about voter registration and employment. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested here. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-5 p.m., Huston-Tillotson University (Davage-Durden Student Union), 900 Chicon St.

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