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McAuliffe on proposed GOP constitutional Amendment on voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the proposed constitutional amendment filed by Senator Thomas Norment.


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McAuliffe announces process for case-by-case restoration of former-felons’ civil rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe and his team have begun restoring the civil rights of former Virginia felons in compliance with a court order.


Governor McAuliffe’s restoration of rights policy

The McAuliffe administration shared the following memo on the restoration of voting rights with various state officials today.


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House Speaker on McAuliffe action on voting rights restoration

House Speaker Bill Howell issued a statement after Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to restore political rights of 13,000 convicted felons.


ACLU, Virginia Organizing comment on voting rights case

Virginia Organizing and the ACLU of Virginia commented on the Virginia Supreme Court decision on restoration of civil rights.


Lawyers’ Committee urges Virginia court to uphold restoration of voting rights

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is backing Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to over 200,000 ex-felons.


Supreme Court grants expedited hearing in voting rights case

The Supreme Court of Virginia agreed today to expedite the legal challenge to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order on voting rights for ex-felons.


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ACLU joins Virginia Legislative Black Caucus in rallies to support voting rights restoration

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus in the ACLU of Virginia will host four Voices for the Vote Rallies across the Commonwealth.


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McAuliffe statement on brief filed by AG on rights restoration

Gov. McAuliffe released a statement after Attorney General Mark Herring filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court in the voting rights case.


Democrats comment on Republican voting rights suit

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Republican attempt to strip voting rights from over 200,000 Virginia citizens.


Democrats address voting rights restoration

The Democratic Natonal Committee and the Virginia Democratic Party discuss the restoration of voting rights for people with felony convictions.


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Analysis: Virginians whose voting rights restored nonviolent

Governor McAuliffe released a statistical analysis of the population of former Virginia felons whose rights the governor restored.


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Ken Plum: Restoring voting rights

The restoration of civil rights after completing a sentence is automatic in most states and routine in those that have an application process.


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ACLU of Virginia asks governor to restore voting rights

The ACLU of Virginia has repeated its call on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to act now to restore the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of Virginians.


Republicans vote against making voting easier

Republicans on a House subcommittee killed four bills that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.


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Statewide Mobile Justice Tour hits Harrisonburg tonight

The Statewide Mobile Justice Tour, designed to educate communities, advocates, families and returning citizens on how to get their civil rights, will be in Harrisonburg tonight from 6-8 p.m.


Warner, Kaine join in new Voting Rights Act legislation

Two years after the Supreme Court removed core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a group of their colleagues to introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (VRAA), legislation that would restore and advance voting protections for all Americans.


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Virginia Organizing responds to governor’s voting rights announcement

Virginia Organizing leaders were present as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that formerly incarcerated individuals will no longer need to satisfy all court costs and fees in order to have their civil rights restored by the Governor.


Governor McAuliffe announces new reforms to restoration of rights process

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today two changes to the restoration of rights process, representing the latest steps in pursuit of his priority to ensure all Virginians have the opportunity to exercise their voting and civil rights.


Senate Republicans defeat bills to make voting easier

Tuesday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Senate Privileges & Elections Committee defeated several Democratic bills to make voting easier.


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ACLU applauds Governor McAuliffe’s announcement on restoration of rights

The ACLU of Virginia today praised the McAuliffe administration’s commitment to restoring the rights of all disenfranchised Virginians and the establishment of a much easier application process for individuals convicted of more serious felonies.


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McAuliffe announces restoration of civil, voting rights to over 5,100 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia has restored the civil and voting rights of over 5,100 ex-offenders, more than any other governor has done in just one year.


Task force comments on gay marriage ruling

Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of seven federal appeals court decisions striking down marriage bans in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


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McAuliffe administration has restored voting rights to 2,500 Virginians

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that his administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginians who were convicted of a felony, served their time and paid their debts to society.


Elections board to begin third party registration training

Beginning on July 2, 2014, the Department of Elections and local general registrars will begin conducting voter registration drive training mandated by § 24.2-416.6.