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Grassroots Ohio group empowers people with felony records to participate in democracy by voting 

Fred B. Ward serves as state director of the grassroots organization Building Freedom Ohio. (Courtesy)
Fred B. Ward serves as state director of the grassroots organization Building Freedom Ohio. (Courtesy)

A community organizer in Ohio is helping formerly incarcerated people who feel powerless after leaving prison to feel powerful by engaging in democracy.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Fred B. Ward about how his personal experience drives his work in a pivotal election year as state director of the grassroots organization Building Freedom Ohio.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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