House passes bill restoring felons’ voting rights, with a catch
The Iowa House of Representatives has passed legislation which will automatically restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences. Currently, people convicted of felonies must appeal to and have their voting rights restored by the governor. This change will not take effect until it is also approved by Iowa voters in a statewide ballot question.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.