Fair Elections Center

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear paved the way for rights restoration for over 170,000 residents after his election in 2019, but advocates say thousands more remain stuck in an 'arbitrary' restoration process.

The longest filibuster by an individual senator, Strom Thurmond's opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Act, paved the way for current anti-voting rights obstruction. Picking up the mantle from the ancestors, modern-day voting rights advocates continue to push for Congressional action.