disenfranchisement

NY Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recently sat down with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, to discuss his proposed bill to give released prisoners who have served their time the right to vote. The premise of Rep. Jeffries’ bill is that “as the nation moves towards criminal justice reform, reducing mandatory minimums and improving opportunities for […]

  President Barack Obama‘s keynote address at Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN) Convention in New York on Friday was heavy on both style and substance. RELATED: Obama Warns Of Threats To Voting Rights At NAN Convention With the easy confidence of a favored son returning home, Obama encouraged participants not to allow Beltway political games and conservative attempts at disenfranchisement to […]