Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

In 50 years into the Voting Rights Act, there’s still work to do, LDF attorney Leah Aden discusses LDF’s efforts to use Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and other advocacy tools to challenge felon disfranchisement laws in states like New York and Washington.  Aden asserts that felon disfranchisement laws are rooted in post-slavery efforts to make the political process inaccessible to Black people and characterizes challenges to felon disfranchisement laws as “the next civil rights battle.”

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