There are reports the Trump administration is planning dramatic cuts to the budget, including DOJ's Civil Rights Division. That raises troubling questions about the incoming administration’s commitment to protecting citizens’ ballot access.
In Virginia, Gov. McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights to 200,000 has been met with rancorous and partisan public debate. But that what's most important: McAuliffe's order was a common sense move towards a more fair democracy.
For the first time in recent memory, two state Assembly committees passed a bill to restore voting rights to 40,000 people with past criminal convictions now living in New York’s communities — working, paying taxes, and raising families.