Tag: voting rights
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the proposed constitutional amendment filed by Senator Thomas Norment.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and his team have begun restoring the civil rights of former Virginia felons in compliance with a court order.
The McAuliffe administration shared the following memo on the restoration of voting rights with various state officials today.
House Speaker Bill Howell issued a statement after Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to restore political rights of 13,000 convicted felons.
Virginia Organizing and the ACLU of Virginia commented on the Virginia Supreme Court decision on restoration of civil rights.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is backing Gov. McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to over 200,000 ex-felons.
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.
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus in the ACLU of Virginia will host four Voices for the Vote Rallies across the Commonwealth.
Gov. McAuliffe released a statement after Attorney General Mark Herring filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court in the voting rights case.
Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Republican attempt to strip voting rights from over 200,000 Virginia citizens.
The Democratic Natonal Committee and the Virginia Democratic Party discuss the restoration of voting rights for people with felony convictions.
Governor McAuliffe released a statistical analysis of the population of former Virginia felons whose rights the governor restored.
The restoration of civil rights after completing a sentence is automatic in most states and routine in those that have an application process.
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 on a House subcommittee killed four bills that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tuesday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Senate Privileges & Elections Committee defeated several Democratic bills to make voting easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.