Gov. Kim Reynolds signs executive order restoring felon voting rights, removing Iowa’s last-in-the-nation status
Des Moines Register
August 5, 2020

Des Moines Register reports: “Restoring the right to vote for Iowans with felony records has been a priority for advocacy groups such as the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa for years. The issue received heightened attention this summer as protests for racial justice swept across the country after the death of Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man, in the custody of a white police officer. Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter made the voting rights issue one of their top demands for the governor.”

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