Category Archives: Citizenship

Desmond Meade: Restoring the franchise – and justice

Last November Florida voters amended the state constitution, automatically restoring voting rights to ex-felons who had completed β€œall terms of sentence including parole or probation.” The amendment was expected to affect more than 1.4 million Floridians, but the newly elected … Continue reading

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Anniversary of a call to citizenship

Fifty-five years ago this week, I woke up in Arlington for the first time, a four-year-old transplanted from Texas. Upon finishing law school in Austin, my dad had answered Kennedy’s call, “Ask what you can do for your country,” and … Continue reading

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