Council of Europe to discuss Russia’s voting rights

Europe 05/17/19, 02:03

The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia's voting rights in the continent's main human rights watchdog.The council suspended Russia's voting rights after it annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014 in a move that ...

Felon voting bill goes to Florida governor amid outcry

U.S. 05/03/19, 18:53

Florida felons will have to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored under a bill sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that would implement a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The bill, though, caused outrage among Democrats ...

Florida Senate passes bill allowing felon voting rights

U.S. 05/02/19, 18:51

Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the Senate passed to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters.The bill passed Thursday on a 22-17 vote and now goes back to the House.Voters approved a constitutional ...

Protesters disrupt House session over sanctuary cities bill

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:28

A loud group of chanting protesters disrupted a Florida House session over proposals to ban sanctuary cities for immigrants, limit felon voting rights and other controversial bills.Chanting slogans such as "stand up fight back" and displaying banners that read "strong ...

Florida House passes bill allowing ex-felon voting rights

U.S. 04/24/19, 17:41

Legislation to restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders has passed the Florida House. The Republican-dominated House voted 71-45 Wednesday for the bill that would implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters last November. The main ...

Florida House closer to passing felon voting rights bill

U.S. 04/23/19, 20:20

Legislation that would restore voting rights to convicted felons except murderers and felony sex offenders is another step closer to passage in the Florida House. Lawmakers debated a measure into the night Tuesday that would implement a constitutional amendment approved by ...

Pelosi explains why she supported lowering the voting age

Politics 03/19/19, 09:19

During the press conference about H.R. 4, The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, on Tuesday, March 19, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stated again her support for lowering the federal voting age to 16. Pelosi made the remark after she was asked ...

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:58

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday over the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that had required people to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship before they could register to vote. In a case with national implications for voting ...

Update: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 01:50

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as "Bloody Sunday" (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recalling his start in the civil rights ...

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