In addition to being good policy, restoring voting rights is an important civil rights issue. Prior to Executive Order 42, Iowa permanently denied the right to vote to nearly 40% of the African-American population in the state. Compounding this racial disparity is the fact that the only way to get one’s right to vote back is through an application to the Governor - but only after having paid all fees and fines associated with a criminal conviction. The only difference between an ex-offender who is entitled to apply for clemency and one who is not? An ability to pay.
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“Pete also acted the fuck out of his shit in The Omen, Aeon Flux, The Constant Gardener, The Shipping News, Amistad, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, DragonHeart, The Usual Suspects, In the Name of the Father and Alien 3. And yup, he was probably in that movie you’re thinking of. And that one too. That one too. Yes… Rest in peace, Pete… You are now with the angels who will pronounce your last name correctly every single time.”—The ever eloquent Michael K at Dlisted