Although the following seems like eons ago in terms of today’s ever-changing 24 hour news cycle, in 2016 the East Liverpool Police Department in Ohio commanded the American public’s attention by posting the then-viral images of two people sitting in a car, overdosed from heroin, with a four-year-old child sitting alert in the back seat. Privacy issues set aside, this unfortunate scene had people starkly divided. Some people viewed the police’s photos as perpetuating stigma, fueling a lynch-mob mentality towards [...]
Many people mistakenly believe that ex-offenders are not allowed to ever vote again; that their right to vote has been permanently taken away because of their conviction. However, this is not the case. Many states automatically restore voting rights upon completion of your sentence – including Connecticut.
Voting is a constitutional right, and it’s your civic duty to play an integral role in the democratic process. It’s one of the highest forms of citizenship. Cynicism aside, voting is the participation [...]