Biden orders restoration of federal employee protections  Federal Times

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

For Joe Biden, the path to national unity lies in restoring voting rights  The Arizona Republic

Chico MLK Unity Group celebrates civil rights leader with online presentation  Chico Enterprise-Record

Bill promotes restoration of voting rights - The Wahkiakum County Eagle  The Wahkiakum County Eagle

Virginia General Assembly to tackle marijuana, COVID-19, ex-convicts' rights  Kingsport Times News

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial downtown to be restored by BRAF  225 Baton Rouge

Civil rights leader says progress made, but more work needed  Albuquerque Journal

Last Call for 1.18.21 — A prime-time read of what's going down in Florida politics  Florida Politics

How the Do No Harm Act would change federal religious freedom law  Deseret News

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

Merrick Garland Is To Be Joe Biden's Nominee For Attorney General  NPR

Anti-fascist protesters vandalize buildings in Portland and Seattle  Reuters

JACL: Lack of Asian American Cabinet Secretary Appointments Is Unacceptable  The Rafu Shimpo

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

Joe Biden's American Fairy Tale – Mother Jones  Mother Jones

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

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

ACLU of KY on restoring voter rights  Spectrum News 1

Restoring Civil Society by Executive Order?: An Inaugural Reverie  History News Network

Time to establish what should be enshrined in a Bill of Rights  Belfast Telegraph

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

Biden Won, But Democracy's Fate Is Still Uncertain  Bloomberg

Opinion: To survive, the GOP needs to become the party it once was before Trump ruined it  Courier Journal

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

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

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

Bill promotes automatic right to vote for people released from prison  Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Editorial: Northeast Ohio is hopeful as Joe Biden gets to work  Akron Beacon Journal

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway announces mini-grants | Cecilwhig | cecildaily.com  Cecil Daily

Portland: Protesters opposing Biden`s inauguration vandalise Democratic Party office  WION

Opinion | Can Biden Finally Fix America’s Broken Immigration System?  The New York Times

How to Fix American Democracy  brennancenter.org

Condemned: Old Stanton rots while legal mire stalls help for historic Jacksonville school  The Florida Times-Union

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

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

Rhode Island woman donates $1.7 million house to community center  8News

America Is Back, Indeed  The Cut

NAACP leader decries DeSantis voting rights stands  South Florida Sun Sentinel

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

Murder the Filibuster and Never Look Back  The New Republic

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

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

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

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

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

THE SECOND CHANCE CONSTITUENCY  Florida Weekly

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

At Issue: ACLU fight for restoration of voting rights - RADIO.COM  RADIO.COM

$380K raised to change former KKK, neo-Nazi meeting place in SC into diversity center  The State

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

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

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

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

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

Defense Department slams brakes on border wall as it reviews Biden order  KTEN

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. honored at church he pastored in Montgomery  WHNT News 19

Rights Restoration Coalition Looks To Florida Clemency Board Reforms  WFSU

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

Florida presses case on felons’ voting rights  WJXT News4JAX

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

After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law  The New York Times

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

How Joe Biden Became a Steady Hand Amid So Much Chaos  The New York Times

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

The state of ex-felons’ voting rights, explained  Vox.com

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

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

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

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

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

Joe Biden: the new president seeks to heal a divided US  Financial Times

Restoring the Right to Vote for People on Parole  brennancenter.org

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

Iowa governor says she will issue executive order restoring felons' voting rights  CNN

Metro Roundup: Ballard House expansion to emphasize legacy, enhance nonprofit’s mission  Hoover Sun

Class Action Could Restore Voting Rights of Former Felons in Florida  Orlando Weekly

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

Voting Rights Restoration  brennancenter.org

Tennessee does not have to change felony voting rights laws to match other states, judge rules  Tennessean

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

Despite Confusion, Thousands of Former FL Felons Voted Successfully  Public News Service

Voting is easier in Virginia now, unless you have a felony conviction – Center for Public Integrity  Center for Public Integrity

The Fight To Vote Part 2: History Of Florida's Voter Disenfranchisement  WFSU

Voting Rights Restoration Gives Felons a Voice in More States  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules  The New York Times

What does Joe Biden's inauguration mean to you?  The Boston Globe

Florida Republicans Target Efforts To Help Felons Vote  NPR

Senators At Last, Today's Swearing-In Caps Georgia's Election Season  GPB News

Convicted felon advocates for restoration of civil rights  Wink News

36 Former DOJ Civil Rights Attorneys Urge Court to Scrap Florida's 'Pay-to-Vote' System | National Law Journal  Law.com

MLK's dream is now our task to realize, says archbishop  CatholicPhilly.com

Activists question why it's taking the governor so long to restore felon voting rights  Local 5 - weareiowa.com

“LeBron James joins push to turn out ex-felon vote in Florida”  POLITICO

In 2019, few Florida felons got their voting rights back through clemency board  PolitiFact

From Washington to Kennedy: 7 notable inaugural addresses in American history  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

Column: Some facts and figures you might not know about civil rights restoration in Florida  Tampabay.com

Senate Democrats Announce First Order Of Business For New Majority: Fixing Democracy  HuffPost

As people across Arizona turn out to vote, hundreds of thousands in the state can't  The Arizona Republic

Here's what you haven't heard about restoring ex-felons' voting rights: Analysis  Orlando Sentinel