News & Public Affairs07/16/04
Chris Uggen is the co-author of a study called Ã¢â¬ÅFelony Voting Rights and the Disenfranchisement of African Americans.Ã¢â¬?, in which he and fellow researcher found that disenfranchisement laws were often linked to slavery and efforts to keep black people from participating in the electoral process. Only 7 states still have laws that prevent automatic restoration of voting rights to felons, many other states had laws which were changed in the last 40 years. In this, the ...Be the first to comment
Tomorrow in Tampa a demonstration is being held against the new Cuba travel restrictions imposed by the Bush Administration on June 30th.
The new rules forbid Cuban-Americans from items, such as clothes, personal hygiene items, seeds, fishing supplies, soap-making equipment and veterinary medicines to their family members in Cuba. This rule also limits the recipients of these gift parcels to immediate family members by barring Cuban-Americans from sending basic necessities to their...Be the first to comment
13 percent of all Black men in the United States are not allowed to vote; because they have a felony conviction on their record, and have been disenfranchised currently or permanentlyÃ¢â¬âthis is 7 times the national average. One in 50 black women in America also no longer have the right to vote. Florida has one of the highest rates of black citizens with no voting rightsÃ¢â¬âthe state is one of only 7 which do not automatically restore rights to felons after they have paid their debt...Be the first to comment
The Tampa City Council met for the first time in 3 weeks today.....As the Council's Meeting room is being remodeled, today's meeting was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which is where the next several meetings will take place as well.
A couple of City Council members - most notably, Rose Ferlita, have objected to a new directive issued by the Iorio administration - that all city business conducted by Council members with staff members take place AT CITY HALL.
Ferlita, who...Be the first to comment
New Republic Magazine journalist Ryan Lizza on the John Kerry Candidacy.Be the first to comment
U.S. Democratic Senate candidate Alex Pinellas, in a speech at a Tiger Bay Event in Tallahassee, today called for the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq.(roll tape#1 o.q."
To win the peace")
In his speech, Pinellas calls the American led invasion of Iraq as being one of worse miscalculations in American military and political history...WMNF asked Pinellas if his call for the withdrawal of troops would mean immediately - or under a certain time table....He said he hopes it happens ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Kurt Browning, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections, has been involved with elections since 1975. Browning was first elected as supervisor in 1980, was re-elected five times thereafter as a democrat. After the 2000 election, in 2002, browning changed horses mid-stream, becoming a republican, citing issues with Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader in the house. Browning said at the time that the Democrats had become too liberal, and that, Ã¢â¬ÅThe party had left him.Ã¢â¬? On Monday, at ...Be the first to comment
A survey of 800 Florida state residents finds that 81 percent of likely voters are in favor of renewing the national assault weapons ban, and 80 percent of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s likely voters favor strengthening the ban to include new assault weapons that have been created since the ban was instituted in 1994. Among the respondents, 64 percent of gun owners favor keeping the ban, 62 percent of NRA supporters want to keep the ban, as well as 85 percent of women, and 74 percent of NASCAR fans. The...Be the first to comment
A Florida Wildlife Federation - National Wildlife Federation Poll released today reveals that most Florida Hunters and Anglers - who voted for President Bush by better than a 3 to 1 margin in 2000 - oppose administration policies that that destroy wetlands and roll back environmental protections.
...She said the Florida section of the Poll was extrapolated from a national poll of hunters and anglers nationwide...
By Party Breakdown, those who participated in the poll voted ov...Be the first to comment
Political reporter Jack Germond and journalist John Stauber on groups working with Ralph Nader to get Ballot AccessBe the first to comment