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Rights for All volunteers host Democratic Debate watch party

January 15, 2020
KETV Omaha

Volunteers with the Rights for All initiative through the American Civil Liberties Union organized a watch party for the final Democratic debate before the Iowa Caucus.

"We're paying attention. We want everyone else to pay attention too," said event organizer Lisa Lima.

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The Gazette | Restore Felon Voting Rights Ahead of Caucuses

January 31, 2020
Lisa Lima

As Iowans we take pride, rightfully, in our state’s role in choosing our president. The first-in-the-nation caucus state, though, is last in the nation when it comes to voting rights for those who have been formerly incarcerated. Iowa is now the last state in the country that strips voting rights from anyone who has been convicted of a felony — for life.

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