It’s important to point out that protesting generally hasn’t been made a felony, but rather the camping that the protestors are doing (and the legislation also includes other things to discourage protesting).
This is still really bad though, because the right to peaceful protest is protected in the Constitution, and even if protesting isn’t outlawed outright the government is still criminalizing an act of peaceful protest just because it’s a protest.
According to tn.gov felons in Tennessee lose their right to vote. This is called Felony Disenfranchisement
So this means that the Tennessee government just passed legislation that would render the protestors unable to vote.
I’m sorry lemme repeat that again
the Tennessee government just passed legislation thar would render the protestors unable to vote