John and April both have very interesting "Behind Bars" stories, and they're using their stories to empower others. John spent years behind bars in Texas paying his debt to society, and now he's working with Houston Justice's #ProjectOrange to recruit volunteers. Both of April's parents spent time in prison, and now she's signed up to register voters behind bars herself!
They both met up over the weekend to shoot the informational video that will be shown on televisions inside the Harris County Jail and on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram.
If you're 18 or over, off paper, and a US citizen, you're eligible to vote!
It's just that simple.
The Harris County Jail is the largest in the state with roughly 10,000 people behind bars on any given day.
70% of them have yet to be convicted of a crime! They are there because they can't afford bond, or, they might've had a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket.
We've got some major things brewing at our organization that I can't wait to tell you about in the next few weeks!
For now, don't forget to help build the movement by making a donation and/or signing up to volunteer!
-Durrel Douglas, Founder