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Va. shortens process for felons to seek rights restoration

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is taking additional steps to make it easier for convicted felons to regain their voting rights.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Thursday that will shorten the application process for people convicted of more serious crimes. 108 more words


Political Financing Is a Threat to Democracy

Republicans are trying to raise the cap for individual donations to national political committees to more than 10x’s what it currently is. Republicans continue to pull stunts like this, trying everything they can to allow individuals and corporations to put their money towards whatever political goals they’d like, as horrifylingly witnessed by the Citizens United decision. 248 more words


Henry Hampton, Selma, and Eyes on the Prize

A new film, Selma directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, has opened in theaters. Selma is a dramatized version of the tumultuous events in that town that became a turning point in the civil rights movement. 652 more words

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Three Election-Related Stories You Have to Read Today

There have been a ton of great stories related to fair-election issues that have been published so far this month. We wanted to highlight three that you might want to take a look at before you head into your weekend. 532 more words

"Common Victims": Movements For Racial Justice And Economic Justice Could Converge To Form A Powerhouse For Change

What happens to a dream deferred?

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

That was the poet Langston Hughes, in 1951.

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The Project

As my time here in our nation’s capital winds down, my free time has been dedicated to completing our final research project. Last week, we presented our final project to the class, and this week, we finally turn in the daunting research paper. 866 more words


The Root: Let's Pardon Mark Wahlberg Because ...

… there are a lot of people with felony convictions who served their time who also deserve just as many chances as a violent teenage Mark Wahlberg received. 331 more words

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