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"Fair chance employment and occupational licensing: A national survey," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, August 06, 2020
"Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions," by Katarina Sostaric, NPR, August 05, 2020
"CCRC urges 11th Circuit to uphold Florida felony voting decision," by Margaret Love and David Schlussel, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, August 04, 2020
"The Clean Slate Initiative works to advance automated record clearance," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, August 03, 2020
"Who Must Pay to Regain the Vote? A 50-State Survey," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, July 29, 2020
"Opinion: Michigan needs occupational licensing reform," by Nick Sibilla, The Detroit News, July 26, 2020
"It’s long past time to let incarcerated citizens vote," by Lucy Lang, Washington Post, July 22, 2020
"The Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Florida’s Century-Old Campaign of Racist Disenfranchisement," by Abigail Weinberg, Mother Jones, July 21, 2020
"People released from jail deserve better," by Phillip A. Jackson, New York Daily News, July 21, 2020
"Supreme Court Allows Restrictions on Voting by Ex-Felons," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, July 16, 2020
"Opinion: There is no just future without a Clean Slate," by Evonne Silva, The Hill, July 13, 2020
"Pennsylvania expands access to 255 licensed occupations for people with a record," by CCRC Staff, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, July 14, 2020
"Black Lives Matter Activists Propose Executive Order Language To Restore Felon Voting Rights," by Katarina Sostaric, Iowa Public Radio, July 12, 2020
"How criminal background checks lead to discrimination against millions of Americans," by Sarah Esther Lageson, Washington Post, July 10, 2020
"D.C. Is Poised To Abolish Felony Disenfranchisement," by Kira Lerner and Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal, July 08, 2020