Convicted Floridian Felons Allowed to Vote in 2020 Presidential Election: What It Could Mean on a National Level

Under Florida’s Amendment 4, convicted felons who have served their sentences are voting for the first time, an act that could potentially swing the 2020 presidential election. Amendment 4, the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, was crafted to “automatically restore the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions, except those convicted ofContinue reading “Convicted Floridian Felons Allowed to Vote in 2020 Presidential Election: What It Could Mean on a National Level”

California Proposition 25: Replacing Cash Bail with Risk Assessment

California Proposition 25, the Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum, is on the California ballot as a veto referendum. Prop. 25 decides the fate of Senate Bill 10 which “eliminates the cash bail system, replacing it with an algorithm than determines whether a person is held in jail or let out on their ownContinue reading “California Proposition 25: Replacing Cash Bail with Risk Assessment”

Presidential Crisis in a Global Pandemic

Friday, October 1, President Trump announced in a tweet his and First Lady Trump’s positive diagnosis for COVID-19, sharing, Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! – President Trump: @realDonaldTrump Since President Trump’s announcement, his COVID-19 diagnosis and statusContinue reading “Presidential Crisis in a Global Pandemic”

California’s Rent Control Initiative: Proposition 21

California Proposition 21, Local Rent Control Initiative, will be on the state’s ballot for the November 3, 2020 election as an initiated state statute. A “yes” vote for California Prop. 21 “supports this ballot initiative to allow local governments to enact rent control on housing that was first occupied over 15 years ago, with an exceptionContinue reading “California’s Rent Control Initiative: Proposition 21”

Center of Controversy: SB-145 – California’s New Sex Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into effect SB-145, an amendment to existing state law that gives judges discretion regarding “whether an adult convicted of having vaginal sexual intercourse with a minor should register as a sex offender in cases in which the minor is 14 years or older and the adult is not more thanContinue reading “Center of Controversy: SB-145 – California’s New Sex Law”

Updated Status on Arizona’s Unemployment System and Funds

As Congress returned September 8 from its month-long recess in August, Arizona’s unemployment system is running out of money. The CARES Act expired on July 31, 2020 and, amid its expiration, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and Governor Doug Ducey implemented the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program in its place. In short, LWAContinue reading “Updated Status on Arizona’s Unemployment System and Funds”

Temporary Eviction of Statewide Evictions: CA Gov. Newsom Signs Statewide Tenant and Landlord Protection Bill

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into effect legislation AB-3088 to halt evictions of tenants and foreclosures on landlords who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As characterized by Gov. Newsom, AB-3088 …protects tenants from evictions for non-payment of rent and helps keep homeowners out of foreclosure as a result of economic hardship causedContinue reading “Temporary Eviction of Statewide Evictions: CA Gov. Newsom Signs Statewide Tenant and Landlord Protection Bill”

Political Campaign Ads: a Bizarre Trip Down Interesting Ads Lane

With the General Election quickly approaching, political advertising continues to gain momentum and do their part in affecting who will be elected president on November 3, 2020. 2020 has presented itself as quite a unique and unforgettable year, painted with a global pandemic, economic collapse, and national protests against systemic racism and police brutality. OneContinue reading “Political Campaign Ads: a Bizarre Trip Down Interesting Ads Lane”

House Approves Bill Blocking Postal Service Operational Changes

On Tuesday, August 11, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that the Postal Service will defer its recent operational changes until after the November 3, 2020 presidential election. The decision comes following suspicion and concern that the recent changes, “which have resulted in mail delays, would affect the agency’s ability to process mail-in ballots” (Hansen, 2020). Recent operational changes were allegedly made to cut costs and include, but areContinue reading “House Approves Bill Blocking Postal Service Operational Changes”

Recreational Marijuana Added to AZ Ballot as Proposition 207

Proposition 207 (Marijuana Legalization Initiative) has been added to the ballot in Arizona for the General Election taking place on November 3, 2020. In a tweet made August 10, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs confirmed the appearance of Prop. 207 on Arizona’s General Election ballot. The decision to add Prop. 207 to the ballot isContinue reading “Recreational Marijuana Added to AZ Ballot as Proposition 207”

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