Council on Crime and Justice asks Supreme Court to clarify felon voting rights
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 08:32
The Council on Crime and Justice has filed an action with the Minnesota Supreme Court asking to clarify the right to vote for individuals who have had their guilt withheld by the court on a felony level charge. At least one individual, who is also named as a petitioner, has been told by probation and election officials that she is not allowed to register to vote and vote despite the fact that she has not been convicted of a felony.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:59
Irma McClaurin, PhD, Culture and Education Editor
Well if Stella could get her groove back, why not the President? We saw him in his "A" game mode during the second presidential debate. It was like Ali coming back at Frazier the third and final time around—"the thrilla in Manilla." What we saw was intellect unleashed—the thrilla in Hempstead, N.Y. Not quite as exotic, but it served its purpose. President Barack Hussain Obama, the incumbent, was on point—like Michael Jordan doing a slam dunk.
Minnesota Council of Churches urges 'no' vote on voter restriction amendment
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:17
Standing in front of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis this morning, leaders of the Minnesota Council of Churches, which represents one million Christians across the state of Minnesota, announced the MCC's official opposition to the voter restriction amendment.
For decades, Minnesota has been #1 nationally for voter turnout. If Voter ID passes on Election Day, that will change for many reasons---none of which appear on the ballot: The number of people voting will shrink, further reflect the wealth gap and whiten. Implications for further corruption and discrimination ripple out beyond elections. Since juries are chosen from voter rolls, criminal justice system bias would deepen, as even fewer people of color and the poor are picked to judge their peers.