New Organization Seeks To Get Civil Rights Restored

Civil Rights Restored, Inc. is a new organization which helps those with criminal convictions but who have paid their debt to socity get their civil rights restored.
May 24, 2012 - PRLog -- (May 24, 2012, Mansfield, TX) Leo Watson, Jr. announces the formation of Civil Rights Restored, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit charitable organization. A local businessman and homebuilder, Mr. Watson said the mission of the new organization is: “To educate and inspire legislators and policy makers to restore the civil rights of those who have paid their debt to society and who seek to enjoy the full rights of citizenship. To give voice to those who have been silenced by criminal convictions.”
Mr. Watson said he knows all too well the suffering which one undergoes who has been misfortunate enough to incur a felony conviction which results in the loss of many of the civil rights which come naturally with citizenship. “As a businessman, I am restricted from applying for certain licensees and placing bids for government contracts,” Watson lamented. He added, “My convictions grew out of business related transactions and although restitution has been made and I have paid my debt to society,” the stigma of those convictions persists as well as the loss of some of my most cherished civil rights.
“That is why I have formed Civil Rights Restored, Inc. I want to free myself and the many others who share my situation from having our civil rights lost long after we have paid our debt to society,” he explained.
Among the objectives of the new organization, according to Watson,  are:
1.   Enlist at least a million members in this cause who are dedicated to helping restore the civil rights of those who have had their rights taken away because of a criminal conviction.
2.   Hire competent and dedicated attorneys to represent our members in filing applications for pardons, expungments, nondisclosures, and related proceedings in efforts to secure the restoral of the civil rights of our members.
3.   Hire competent and dedicated lobbyists to carry our message to legislators and Congress.
4.   Provide a resource for our members to connect with one another and others to be apprised of their rights and to seek answers to pressing questions.
5.   Provide a newsletter to our members and supporters to keep them apprised of our activities and to afford members an opportunity to share their story with others.
For further information: Contact Don E. Peavy, Sr., 817/945-6777.
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