One Man Fights For Missourians With Felonies To Regain Voting Rights When Released
A profile of Ronnie Amiyn, one of more than 3,400 St. Louis residents who are unable to vote because they are currently on probation or parole. Amiyn speaks to the frustration he feels in being unable to fully participate in and contribute to his community now that he is out of prison. Legislation has been introduced to restore voting rights to Missorians upon release from prison, but it is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled state legislature.
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.