Resources

The following is our recommended list of Resources. 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 also feature webinars and other up-to-date resources.

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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February 26, 2018

Louisiana appeals court hears arguments on VOTE v. Louisiana The Advocate (Baton Rouge newspaper), Feb. 27, 2018

A Baton Rouge-based state appeals court wrestled Tuesday with the thorny legal question of whether formerly incarcerated people who are now on probation and parole should be allowed to vote in Louisiana. Attorneys for the state and a group of felons challenging current Louisiana law debated the phrase “under an order of imprisonment” before a three-judge panel of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal at the LSU Law Center.

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February 26, 2018

Opinion: Louisiana court should protect the 1974 Constitution and give probationers, paroles the right to vote The Advocate -- Opinion piece by Professors Andrea Armstrong and Johanna Kalb

Louisianans who are currently on probation or parole have the right to vote under our state constitution. As professors of constitutional law, we urge the court to uphold this fundamental right and allow every eligible Louisianan to participate in our democracy.

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