Sen. Perry files bill to grant full restoration of civil rights to non-violent offenders  WCJB

Voting rights, clemency imbalances show racism still exists | Commentary  Orlando Sentinel

Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens  WGCU News

Virginia Democrats Divided On Restoring Voting Rights For Felons  DCist

Jackson artist works on restoration of historic Civil Rights site in Memphis  WLBT

Progress on Restoring Voting Rights

Eli Jones and Stephanie Metherall column: Rights restoration: Giving Virginia and its citizens a second chance

Civil Rights Trail highlights momentous times and places in Cleveland's Black history  News 5 Cleveland

Tennesseans with felony convictions want streamlined pathway to voting  The Daily News Journal

A GOP Governor and BLM Activists Agreed on Restoring Voting Rights to Felons. Will It Last?  POLITICO

15 rights groups urge Biden to address Bahrain abuses  Al Jazeera English

Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Atlanta, location of first US Black-owned radio station, to be renovated  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Scope of Employer Liability for Discriminatory Conduct Under New York City Law Narrowed by Court of Appeals  Gibson Dunn


'Religious freedom' can't mean cover for Christians to discriminate  Des Moines Register

US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Cosponsors Civil Rights Bill to Protect LGBTQ Americans  Sierra Sun Times

What Is The Equality Act? Anti-Discrimination Law Explained  NPR

Rights groups urge US to restrict arms sales to Bahrain, promote human rights  Middle East Eye

Cleveland church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X spoke to be stop on proposed civil righ

Iowa House restarts felon voting rights constitutional amendment  The Gazette

From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter  Scientific American

The House Passes a Major Voting Rights Bill—and Creates a Helluva Battle in the Senate – Mother Jones  Mother Jones

H.R. 1: The Path to Democracy in America  The American Prospect

First three historical marker sites chosen for the African American Civil Rights Trail  freshwatercleveland

Mount Dora High hosts panel discussion, "Growing Up Black in Florida"  Daily Commercial

Mount Dora High hosts panel discussion on growing up Black in Florida  Daily Commercial

Janice Grant, a Black civil rights activist who helped desegregate Harford schools, never wants to stop teaching  Baltimore Sun

Why restoring voting rights to former felons is "one of the key civil right issues of our time"  CNBC

Does landmark religious freedom legislation need a fix or is it fine as is?  Baptist News Global

119 Democrats Join With GOP to Block Restoration of Voting Rights for Incarcerated People  Common Dreams

Clayborn Temple's new windows to feature sanitation workers strike, Martin Luther King Jr.  Commercial Appeal

The Iowa Legislature's first 'funnel' week is over. Which bills lived and which ones died?

How to Restore and Strengthen the Voting Rights Act

ACT and NT call for restoration of territories' rights as human rights obligation  Mirage News

Bill would permit Iowans to discriminate. That's a big deal  The Gazette

LETTER: Civil Rights Act amendment troublesome  The News Herald

Florida denies full pardon to Amendment 4 advocate Desmond Meade  Tampa Bay Times

More People With Felony Convictions Can Vote, but Roadblocks Remain  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Funds sought for Savannah's Kiah House Museum building restoration and preservation  Connect

Mahaiwe Announces Rhapsody in Black – Virtual Play and Community Conversation  Hudson Valley 360

After California restores felon voting rights, activists see growing national trend  NBC News

ACLU of KY on restoring voter rights  Spectrum News 1

Civil rights restored to more than 20,000 ex-felons, Northam says  WWBT NBC12 News

San Antonio mayor vows to save historic Woolworth Building in 'reset' of Alamo Plaza project  San Antonio Current

Virginia Democrats push to end constitutional rule stripping felons of voting rights  Virginia Mercury

'This is where we start': BLM movement boosts decades-long effort to preserve Maine's oldest Black church WCSH-WLBZ

NMiF features noted infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci  UNM Newsroom

The Equality Act must be passed by the U.S. Senate  The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Wildlife, rights coalition asks Biden to remove miles of Arizona's border wall  WPBF West Palm Beach

2nd Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 6 decades located  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A new website allows 152,000 Kentucky felons to see if their voting rights were restored  Courier Journal

Ky. Secretary of State Office confirms Smith's civil rights restoration after he responds to Times-Tribune article  Times Tribune of Corbin

Kentucky restored voting rights to 178,000 with felonies. That's not far enough, advocates say  Courier Journal

Sex, religion, and politics  Daily Mountain Eagle

House Passes Equality Act to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity  Lexology

Senate narrowly endorses religious freedom bill | 406 Politics |  Helena Independent Record

How Republicans Undermined Ex-Felon Voting Rights in Florida  The New York Times

Civil Rights Group Demands Action by State of Louisiana to Remedy Violations of Federal Voting Rights Law  PRNewswire

The Supreme Court Won't Save Us from Qualified Immunity  Cato Institute

I Was Just Denied Clemency in the State of Florida. I'm One of Many People With Past Convictions Living Without My Full Civil Rights  TIME

Cleveland Restoration Society needs public's help in choosing Civil Rights Trail historical markers  freshwatercleveland

House Passes Federal LGBTQ Anti-Bias Law; What’s Next For The Equality Act?  JD Supra

A look at the first two months of the 2021 Montana legislature  Sidney Herald Leader

Hoosier gun rights are fully restored following felony record expungement, attorney general says

Biden searches for attorney general to restore Justice Dept.’s independence, refocus on civil rights  The Washington Post

The road to restoration: reclaiming your rights as a once-convicted felon  Truth Be Told

Florida's League of Women Voters Working on Ex-Felons' Voting  Bay News 9

Federal Trial Set To Begin Over Florida Felon Voting Rights Law  NPR

In 2018, Florida enfranchised former felons. They’re still fighting for the right to vote.  The Washington Post

Final tally: Group says 67,000 felons registered in Florida after Amendment 4  POLITICO

Cleveland Restoration Society Seeking Input on Future Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland  Cleveland Scene

Will Mitch McConnell continue to block restoration of the Voting Rights Act?  Facing South

Researchers Provide Recommendations for a Biden Administration Education Civil Rights Agenda  UMass News and Media Relations

NAACP leader decries DeSantis voting rights stands  South Florida Sun Sentinel

ACLU appeals dismissal of lawsuit over voting rights for Minnesota felons  MinnPost

Ex-Felons in Florida Must Pay Fines Before Voting, Appeals Court Rules  The New York Times

Edward O'Boyle: Religious expression | Columns  The Franklin Sun

Ex-Felons Can Vote in Kentucky. Who's Going to Tell Them?  Spectrum News 1

Billy Strings Shares "Watch It Fall" For Florida Rights Restoration Coalition [Video]  Live for Live Music

Restoring voting rights for convicted felons on the table, as VA General Assembly convenes  WDVM 25

President Biden's Immigration Executive Actions: A Recap  Lawfare

Florida ruled felons must pay to vote. Now, it doesn't know how many can.  Tampa Bay Times

House Passes Equality Act After Bishops' Objections  Catholic New York

Community notes for Feb. 28, 2021 | Lifestyles |  Lynchburg News and Advance

West Palm Beach election: City commission race gets contentious  Palm Beach Post

Florida denies Amendment 4 advocate Desmond Meade full pardon - 60 Minutes  CBS News

Last Chance: Florida Considers Clemency Pleas By Felons For Last Time Ahead Of Election  WUFT

2nd lost Jacob Lawrence painting found, 3 more remain missing

Iowa governor signs executive order restoring some ex-felons' voting rights  CNN

The state of ex-felons’ voting rights, explained

Opinion: The Equality Act and Its Implications  Villanovan

Working to restore voting rights to returning citizens ahead of the general election  Southern Poverty Law Center

In Washington, pork is power. That's why earmarks are making a comeback | Frank DeFilippo  Pennsylvania Capital-Star


Timeline: Effort to restore former felons voting rights in Florida  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

2 years after Amendment 4, Florida politicians still bicker  Orlando Sentinel

Leader of felons' voting rights says resolve strengthened after pardon decision  WJXT News4JAX

Many Virginians with a felony may have their right to vote restored and not know it  WVIR

Restoring the Voting Rights Act in Congressman John Lewis' Memory  Southern Poverty Law Center

Voting Rights Restoration