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PLN: What Would Dr. King Do?

What Would Dr. King Do? The Case Against Amendment 4 on Felon Voting Rights   by Paul Wright Florida leads the nation with over 1 million citizens disenfranchised and unable to vote due to felony convictions. The path to having their voting rights restored is...

Florida’s Ballot Measure Reinforces Discrimination

This November, Floridians will vote on a proposal to amend the state constitution.  Amendment 4 is bittersweet. If passed, many Florida residents—who have paid the price for their wrongdoing--will have their right to vote restored.  Florida law bars those with...

The case against Amendment 4 on felon voting rights

Source: Tallahassee Democrat Florida leads the nation with over 1 million citizens disenfranchised and unable to vote due to felony convictions. The path to having their voting rights restored is long and difficult, and has been found unconstitutional by a federal...

The Dobbs Wire: Why are some getting thrown under the bus?

Voting rights:   In Florida, individuals with a felony on their record lose the right to vote; that’s how a large number of people, many of color, have been disenfranchised.  Change on the horizon?  If a proposal (Amendment 4) on the November ballot passes, the...

The Dobbs Wire: Redemption or forever condemned?

Redemption:  Is redemption possible or are wrongdoers forever condemned?  Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theater Company tackles that issue with “Downstate,” a new play by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Bruce Norris premiering in Chicago on Sept. 20 and running...

“Downstate”, a play about sex offenders to open Thursday

A new play by Bruce Norris will begin its run at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago this Thursday. "Downstate" is about a group of registered sex offenders living together and the challenges they face. It is not the first play to cover the topic of sex offenders and...

FAC Letter to Gov. Rick Scott Regarding DADS Program

Next week, the State of Florida is encouraging Dads to become involved in their children's education, by promoting a "take your Dad to work day" A proclamation from Governor Scott touts all the benefits of having ones father or father figure involved in their...

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