Have you been convicted of a crime and are now unable to vote, or having trouble getting a job?
On Thursday, the Oak Ridge/Anderson County chapter of the NAACP will present the first in a series of public forums designed to help you. The forum starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Spurgeon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 100 South Benedict Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Tom Marshall, District 7 Public Defender, will provide information on how people having served their sentence can potentially get their voting right restored and their record expunged, a press release said. Additional agencies are providing information.
To get to Spurgeon Chapel, take Tuskegee Drive (the street between Big Lots and Downtown Hardware) one-half mile to South Benedict Avenue and turn left. The church is 1/10 mile from Tuskegee.
“Everyone is welcome,” organizers said. “There will be time for questions.”
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