Virginia Governor Clears Path For Ex-Convicts To Regain Voting Rights
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has taken executive action to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 69,000 Virginians with felony convictions. In Virginia, a felony conviction loses their civil rights, which only the governor can restore (with the exception of firearm rights). This action brings the total number of people Northam has restored voting rights to over 111,000.
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.