Klein Civil Rights Partners with ACLU for Voter Outreach on Civil Rights Issues
The firm, Brett H. Klein, Esq., PLLC, serves the New York Metro area, Long Island and upstate New York, but its founder Brett Klein is passionate about protecting and defending civil rights universally.
"Civil rights issues were at the forefront of many elections around the country," said Mr. Klein. "We wanted to remind as many voters as we could reach that civil rights are the foundation of our democracy and that every vote matters."
Firm employees called Florida voters on behalf of Second Chances Florida, in support of that state's Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative. 1.4 million people in Florida are permanently excluded from voting because of a prior felony conviction. The Amendment, which passed, will restore the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions, except those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense, upon completion of their sentences.
The Firm also called voters in Kansas, where the outcome of a crowded gubernatorial race had the potential to drastically impact civil rights statewide. Without endorsing any one candidate, calls were made to inform voters where each of the three front-runners stood on key issues such as voting rights and immigration. Democrat Laura Kelly won the election.
Calls were made straight through election day to get voters to the polls in Oregon to defend their Sanctuary State status. Oregon Measure 105 was successfully voted down, demonstrating peoples' interest in protecting immigrants' rights and their objection to racial profiling.
About Klein Civil Rights
Brett H. Klein, Esq., has been practicing civil rights law for over 20 years. He opened his law firm in 2015 in New York City to focus exclusively on cases of police brutality, unjust convictions and other civil rights violations involving police and corrections misconduct. Klein and his associates have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, orbital fractures, broken jaws, emotional distress and more at the hands of police and corrections officers. They also represent the families of people who have died in police custody or while incarcerated. You can learn more about the firm at www.KleinCivilRights.com or by calling (212) 335-0132.