Queens Council Members Split Over Granting Non Citizens NYC Voting Rights | Jackson Heights Post

Considering expanding the vote to all residents of a locality regardless of citizenship status, read here.

Jan. 27, 2020 By Kristen Torres “The Queens delegation is split over a city bill that would grant green card holders and many other legal immigrants.”

Source: Queens Council Members Split Over Granting Non Citizens NYC Voting Rights | Jackson Heights Post

Federal Appeals Court Wades Into Felons’ Voting Rights Battle | Daily Business Review

Here, timing is everything.  The closer we get to an election, the less likely that the courts will interfere.

“Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said the appellate ruling will ‘have far-reaching effects, as it will determine whether the state must comply with the court’s injunction in upcoming elections of national, state, and local significance in 2020.’”

Source: Federal Appeals Court Wades Into Felons’ Voting Rights Battle | Daily Business Review

Advocacy group urges reforms to felon voting restoration process | KGAN

Iowa is the latest state to initiate efforts to eliminate barriers to restore the right to vote to previously incarcerated persons.  “Governor Kim Reynolds is again pitching the years-long process of amending the Iowa Constitution to automatically restore felons’ voting rights at the end of their sentence, but in the meantime, advocates are calling for changes to make the process easier and faster.”  Source: Advocacy group urges reforms to felon voting restoration process | KGAN

100 years later, voting and women’s rights still need protection | Research Shows

Synergy exists between women’s rights and the right to vote.  The women’s suffrage movement ignored women and men of color.  2020 offers an opportunity to work together to ensure that the right to vote is afforded to all people. #2020 #freedom #vote This article, by Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby of the League of Women Voters of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on December 31, 2019. By Ann Luther and Sheila Ki…

Source: 100 years later, voting and women’s rights still need protection | Research Shows

Federal Judge Blocks NC’s Voter ID Law, Citing State’s ‘Sordid History’ of Racist Voter Suppression | Common Dreams News

A federal judge in North Carolina blocked it’s voter ID law finding, among other things, troubling racial disparities. “The evidence suggests that minority voters are not just less likely to have an acceptable form of ID, but that the legislature excluded photographic ID that could have greatly reduced that discrepancy,” the judge wrote.