Reading List

The following is our recommended Reading List.  Our list compiles select writings by leading academics, organizers, journalists, and litigators on topics relevant to the Right to Vote Initiative, including right-to-vote amendment language and the history of the right to vote and race.  We update this list regularly.

May 16, 2018

They Served Their Time. Now They’re Fighting for Other Ex-Felons to Vote.

In Florida, where 10 percent of adults can’t vote because of a felony conviction, a ballot initiative in November would automatically restore voting rights after a prison sentence has been completed.

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April 11, 2018

Being on parole or probation shouldn’t stop the formerly incarcerated from voting

A former top corrections official in Louisiana, the country’s incarceration capital, lays out why everyone would be better off if the formerly incarcerated can vote, regardless of whether they are on probation or parole

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March 29, 2018

Judge orders Gov. Scott, Cabinet to create system to restore voting rights of people with past felony convictions

A judge on Tuesday ordered Gov. Rick Scott and the cabinet to dismantle Florida’s “fatally flawed” system of arbitrarily restoring voting rights to people with past felony convictions and to replace it by April 26.

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March 26, 2018

Georgia lawmaker trying to cut Sunday voting says it’s not about race. The data says it is. ThinkProgress

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March 21, 2018

Wash. gov signs universal voter registration law The Hill

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed a package of measures aimed at increasing voter participation that would create potentially hundreds of thousands of new voters — in a state that already has one of the highest turnout rates in the country.

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