House of Correction residents get photo-op with NBA trophy while learning about voting rights

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With the mayoral election just a week away, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, County Executive Crowley and the Bucks came together to educate an often-disenfranchised group about their voting rights.

"It's really important for folks to -- for us to close that information gap and bring enthusiasm and information to the process so people can exercise the right to vote," said Molly McGrath from the America Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin.

David Crowley said people at the House of Correction are doing time for misdemeanors, which qualifies them to be able to vote.

"So this is really an information campaign to make sure that everybody exercises their right to vote," said Crowley.

Bucks president Peter Feigin said this is an ongoing collaboration between the Bucks and the county with their social justice campaign.

"One of our goals when we won that trophy was how do we get that into the hands of -- and the ability for every one of the six million citizens in the state of Wisconsin to touch, take a picture with, feel, and this is just one of those ways," said Feigin.

Crowley said now more than ever it's important to educate people about the importance of voting.

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