Councilmember Evans Introduces Bill Drafted by Senior Nico Stauffer-Mason 

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by Anastasia Miller

Edited from the original story published in the Washington City Paper, 4/6/16: “Councilmember Introduces Bill Originally Drafted by High School Senior” by Allison Kowalski

Walls senior Nico Stauffer-Mason’s final project might become a law to help combat voter disenfranchisement in D.C. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans yesterday introduced the D.C. Voting Rights Notification Act of 2016, which would require the District to give oral and written notification to returning citizens of their renewed right to vote.

Evans was inspired to draft and introduce the bill by School Without Walls senior Nicholas Stauffer-Mason, who emailed draft language of the bill to Evans’ office in March. Stauffer-Mason wrote the bill as part of his senior project on voter disenfranchisement in the U.S.