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Talk Radio – June 14, 2022: Pamela Moses’ and Crystal Mason’s Battles for Justice – Call In 1-800-450-7876

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

June 14th, 2022, “Pamela Moses’ and Crystal Mason’s Battles for Justice & Quest to Restore the Vote for 18M Formerly Incarcerated People”

Join President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. along with Co-Host and Chair Board, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, entitled “Pamela Moses’ and Crystal Mason’s Battles for Justice & Quest to Restore the Vote for 18M Formerly Incarcerated People” will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones with guests Pamela Moses; Atty. James Bryant; Crystal Mason; and, Atty. Kim T. Cole. Barbara, Daryl, and their guests will continue last week’s discussion in the daunting struggle to restore the right to vote for those who have been formerly incarcerated or who otherwise have felony records. This show will look at the severe and disproportionately harsh punishments pursued in two separate states, Texas and Tennessee, against African-American women with felony records for mistakenly attempting to participate in the electoral process. Given the “slap-on-the-wrist” treatment granted to many White voters who have purposefully attempted to wrongfully vote, clearly the prosecutorial power is being deployed to target Black voters. Indeed, in the Pamela Moses case, the prosecutorial misconduct and withholding exculpatory evidence exemplifies the overreach to punish and discourage those formerly incarcerated from voting. In the Crystal Mason case, the Court recently acknowledged the need to show intent. At the core of our discussion is the vital need to eliminate felon disenfranchisement laws in the U.S.

These are the issues we will cover during this show.

Be sure to invite your friends to listen live at WOL 1450 AM in the Greater DC Metro Region, and nationwide and globally on the Internet at WOLDCNEWS.com and BarbaraArnwine.com.  Listeners can call in with questions at 800-450-7876.

Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.   We will stop all guests from speaking right before each break.

SHOW DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND

This show will feature an overview of the continuing challenges of “felon disenfranchisement” by the States. Indeed, some 6 million citizens are outright blocked from voting by disenfranchising laws that impede their ability to restore their right to vote following incarceration or bar voting until the completion of parole, probation, sentencing, and/or the repayment of restitution and fees. It is estimated that 18 million more persons formerly incarcerated who are actually eligible to vote in their states do not register to vote based on confusion regarding their rights and fear of reincarceration should they mistakenly vote.

During the first half of the show, Barbara and Daryl will talk with guests Pamela Moses and her Attorney, James Bryant. On April 22, 2022, “a Tennessee prosecutor dropped all criminal charges…against Pamela Moses, a Memphis woman with a previous felony conviction who was sentenced to six years and one day in prison in January after she tried to restore her right to vote in 2019. The voter fraud conviction from her trial was thrown out in February after a judge ruled that the Tennessee Department of Correction had improperly withheld evidence that was later uncovered by The Guardian…But Ms. Moses will no longer face a second trial ‘in the interest of judicial economy,’ Amy Weirich, the district attorney of Shelby County, said in a statement. Ms. Moses spent 82 days in custody on this case, ‘which is sufficient,’ Ms. Weirich said. Ms. Moses is also permanently barred from registering to vote or voting in Tennessee.”. (NY Times, “Charges Dropped Against Tennessee Woman Who Was Jailed Over Voter Fraud”, 1 – 3 Para., 2022)

During the second half of the show, Barbara and Daryl will talk with guests Crystal Mason and her Attorney, Kim T. Cole. On May 11, 2022, “[t]he Texas Court of Criminal Appeals [told] a lower appeals court to take another look at the controversial illegal voting conviction of Crystal Mason, who was given a five-year prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction. The state’s court of last resort for criminal matters…ruled a lower appeals court had wrongly upheld Mason’s conviction by concluding that it was ‘irrelevant’ to Mason’s prosecution that she did not know she was ineligible to cast a ballot. The ruling opens the door for Mason’s conviction to ultimately be overturned”. (The Texas Tribune, “Crystal Mason’s contentious illegal voting conviction must be reconsidered, criminal appeals court says”, 1 -2 Para., 2022) Guests Pamela Moses and James Bryant also giving their thoughts on Crystal Mason’s case.

The Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) has followed these cases, highlighted developments, and urged their supporters to lift up support for Pamela throughout this battle. TJC is undertaking a major nationwide voter restoration initiative for the next several years and building a spirit of perseverance and justice fighting voter suppression efforts that target formerly incarcerated persons and all voters. TJC Co-Leaders and Radio Hosts Attorneys Arnwine and Jones will discuss the new nationwide TJC Voter Engagement and Restoration Program to assist in this national fight to automatically restore the right to vote.

This show will be occurring during Primary Elections being held in 4 states which “go to the ballots in primary elections to begin the process of electing Governors, Senators, House representatives, Attorney Generals and Secretaries of State. These are: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina.”

GUESTS

Pamela Moses: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Memphis Black Lives Matter Founder and Leader in the Movement for Black Lives; Memphis African-American woman with a previous felony conviction who was sentenced to six years and one day in prison in January after she tried to restore her right to vote in 2019

Atty. James Bryant: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Head of the Entertainment and Business Division at the Cochran Firm – California; Attorney on Pamela Moses’ legal team; Awarded California Super Lawyers, 2018 & California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 – 2018

Crystal Mason: 12:30-12:57 PM ET
Voting Rights Restoration Activist; Texas African-American woman who was given a five-year prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction

Atty. Kim T. Cole: 12:30-12:57 PM ET
Founder of K Cole Law, which represents the interest of individuals whose civil rights have been violated, including victims of Excessive Force (Police brutality); Prison Abuse; Police misconduct; Unlawful arrests; and, Unlawful searches and seizures

QUESTIONS

FIRST AND SECOND SEGMENTS

  • Pamela, please tell our audience about yourself.
  • You’re a performer, right?
  • When did you become involved in Black Lives Matter Memphis?
  • Atty. Bryant, Can you please inform our audience of the background, details, and current status of Ms. Moses’ case?
  • What’s being done about the prosecutorial misconduct?
  • What are the next steps to restore her right to vote?
  • How do we fight to change the felon disenfranchisement laws in Tennessee? In numerous other states, like Maryland, the moment you step out of jail, you can vote.
  • What can the public do to support Pamela Moses at this time?
  • How can voters use this election cycle to force change?
  • Thank you for all of your hard work. How can our listeners get involved? How do our listeners get in contact with you?

THIRD SEGMENT

  • Crystal, please tell our audience about yourself.
  • Atty. Cole, Can you please inform our audience of the background, details, and current status of Ms. Mason’s case?
  • Please describe the recent May 11th decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals?
  • What can the public do to support Crystal Mason at this time?
  • How do we fight to change the felon disenfranchisement laws in Texas?

FOURTH SEGMENT (Questions for all guests)

  • How do we build a national movement to address felon disenfranchisement?
  • Beyond your two cases, this is a larger fight. What are your thoughts on what we ought to be doing to end the scourge of felon disenfranchisement in this country?
  • How do we educate the 18 Million with past felony convictions who are eligible to vote but are discouraged by confusion about their voting rights?
  • For those who have had a past felony conviction, where do they go for information on their voting rights?

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Organizer

Transformative Justice Coalition
Phone:
(202) 602-7080
Email:
info@tjcoalition.org
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