By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW – NASW Senior Policy Adviser In the face of a period of national tension and uncertainty about the future of America’s democracy, voting rights activists were shaken by another attack on one of our fundamental rights – the unencumbered right...
Court rules says private citizens and groups do not have authority to challenge states for violating voting rights
NASW, including our Missouri Chapter, on July 20, 2023, requested Missouri Governor Parson grant clemency to Johnny Johnson, who was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 1, 2023.
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