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S. 772 - Democracy Restoration Act of 2015

Civil rights and liberties, minority issues. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Democracy Restoration Act of 2015

S. 772 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.
Other Titles
  • Democracy Restoration Act of 2015
  • Democracy Restoration Act of 2015
Sponsor
Benjamin L. Cardin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Civil rights and liberties, minority issues
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Voting rights
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Major Actions
Introduced3/18/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/18/2015
3/18/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3/18/2015Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

29 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Democracy Restoration Act of 2015

29 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
African American Ministers In Action
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union (2015, March 18). Diverse Coalition Urges Congress to Pass the Democracy Restoration Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from ACLU.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Brennan Center for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union & Brennan Center for Justice (2015, March 18). Diverse Coalition Urges Congress to Pass the Democracy Restoration Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Brennan Center for Justice.
Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Common Cause
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Demos
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Drug Policy Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Fair Elections Legal Network
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
FairVote
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
International CURE
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Henderson, Wade & Zirkin, Nancy (2015, March 19). Support S.772, the Democracy Restoration Act. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
league of united latin american citizens
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (2015, March 18). In 50th Anniversary Year of Historic Voting Rights Act, LDF Urges Congress to Pass Federal Legislation to Restore Voting Opportunities to Formerly Incarcerated. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
National Association of Social Workers
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
National Council of Jewish Women
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
National Urban League
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
OurTime.org
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Prison Policy Initiative
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
Project Vote
Project Vote (2015, March 18). Democracy Restoration Act Would Give Voting Rights Back to Millions in Federal Elections. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from Project Vote.
Sentencing Project
undersigned organizations (2015, March 25). Letter in Support of The Democracy Restoration Act (S 772/HR 1459) from Civil Rights and Reform Organizations. Retrieved May 19, 2015, from Common Cause.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women (2015, August 21). Resistance to Voter Suppression Still Necessary on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Retrieved September 21, 2015, from United Methodist Women.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$205,527$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$535,596$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,229,024$0
John BarrassoRWY$103,916$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,257,616$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$835,821$0
Roy BluntRMO$519,676$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,130,241$0
John BoozmanRAR$106,643$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$41,647$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,376,873$0
Richard BurrRNC$520,369$0
Maria CantwellDWA$584,315$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$464,026$0
Ben CardinDMD$447,878$0
Tom CarperDDE$231,142$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,752,646$0
Bill CassidyRLA$326,019$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$72,700$0
William Thad CochranRMS$340,475$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$310,806$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$918,732$0
Bob CorkerRTN$393,615$0
John CornynRTX$618,307$0
Tom CottonRAR$433,407$0
Mike CrapoRID$162,554$0
Ted CruzRTX$939,788$0
Steve DainesRMT$136,470$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$837,899$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,105,332$0
Mike EnziRWY$71,677$0
Joni ErnstRIA$59,295$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$469,801$0
Deb FischerRNE$164,487$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$254,402$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,210,311$0
Cory GardnerRCO$290,811$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,184,613$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$803,739$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$385,816$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$371,278$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$850,624$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$593,103$0
Dean HellerRNV$218,615$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$778,577$0
John HoevenRND$67,846$0
Jim InhofeROK$131,950$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$416,635$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$362,697$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,654,352$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$293,913$0
Mark KirkRIL$346,035$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$632,393$0
James LankfordROK$167,490$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$599,279$0
Mike LeeRUT$294,294$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$349,925$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,498,203$0
John McCainRAZ$482,559$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,044,714$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$904,739$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,273,942$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$479,531$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$52,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$161,189$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$274,501$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,105,063$0
Patty MurrayDWA$885,184$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,655,082$0
Rand PaulRKY$183,555$0
David PerdueRGA$245,917$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,376,209$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,021,368$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$330,345$0
Harry ReidDNV$207,967$0
Jim RischRID$41,100$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$250,572$0
Mike RoundsRSD$115,210$0
Marco RubioRFL$591,027$0
Bernie SandersIVT$415,757$0
Ben SasseRNE$166,960$0
Brian SchatzDHI$965,222$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,691,290$0
Tim ScottRSC$488,833$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$73,103$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$749,987$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$229,100$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$698,039$0
Dan SullivanRAK$250,906$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,269,905$0
John ThuneRSD$258,775$0
Thom TillisRNC$431,410$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,068,270$0
Tom UdallDNM$695,157$0
David VitterRLA$141,392$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,278,070$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,797,794$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$588,933$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$168,065$0
Ron WydenDOR$776,531$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$205,527$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$535,596$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,229,024$0
John BarrassoRWY$103,916$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,257,616$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$835,821$0
Roy BluntRMO$519,676$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,130,241$0
John BoozmanRAR$106,643$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$41,647$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,376,873$0
Richard BurrRNC$520,369$0
Maria CantwellDWA$584,315$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$464,026$0
Ben CardinDMD$447,878$0
Tom CarperDDE$231,142$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,752,646$0
Bill CassidyRLA$326,019$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$72,700$0
William Thad CochranRMS$340,475$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$310,806$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$918,732$0
Bob CorkerRTN$393,615$0
John CornynRTX$618,307$0
Tom CottonRAR$433,407$0
Mike CrapoRID$162,554$0
Ted CruzRTX$939,788$0
Steve DainesRMT$136,470$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$837,899$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,105,332$0
Mike EnziRWY$71,677$0
Joni ErnstRIA$59,295$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$469,801$0
Deb FischerRNE$164,487$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$254,402$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,210,311$0
Cory GardnerRCO$290,811$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,184,613$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$803,739$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$385,816$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$371,278$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$850,624$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$593,103$0
Dean HellerRNV$218,615$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$778,577$0
John HoevenRND$67,846$0
Jim InhofeROK$131,950$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$416,635$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$362,697$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,654,352$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$293,913$0
Mark KirkRIL$346,035$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$632,393$0
James LankfordROK$167,490$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$599,279$0
Mike LeeRUT$294,294$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$349,925$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,498,203$0
John McCainRAZ$482,559$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,044,714$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$904,739$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,273,942$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$479,531$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$52,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$161,189$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$274,501$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,105,063$0
Patty MurrayDWA$885,184$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,655,082$0
Rand PaulRKY$183,555$0
David PerdueRGA$245,917$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,376,209$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,021,368$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$330,345$0
Harry ReidDNV$207,967$0
Jim RischRID$41,100$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$250,572$0
Mike RoundsRSD$115,210$0
Marco RubioRFL$591,027$0
Bernie SandersIVT$415,757$0
Ben SasseRNE$166,960$0
Brian SchatzDHI$965,222$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,691,290$0
Tim ScottRSC$488,833$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$73,103$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$749,987$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$229,100$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$698,039$0
Dan SullivanRAK$250,906$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,269,905$0
John ThuneRSD$258,775$0
Thom TillisRNC$431,410$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,068,270$0
Tom UdallDNM$695,157$0
David VitterRLA$141,392$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,278,070$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,797,794$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$588,933$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$168,065$0
Ron WydenDOR$776,531$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Welfare & Social Work$587,558
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Communications & hi-tech unions$341,900
Labor Unions$197,000
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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