Reefer Madness: Mississippi has two medical marijuana questions on the ballot. How are they different?

Mississippi voters face two choices to legalize medical marijuana for certain patients this November. Officially, these measures — both of which will appear on ballots — are called Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A. How medical marijuana ended up on Mississippi’s ballot Just 26 states have the option of allowing ballot [...]

By |2020-10-23T15:53:54-05:00October 23, 2020|Feature, Politics|

Young, first-time Florida voters cast ballots with social justice, healthcare and economy in mind

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Lillian Ekiss, a 19-year-old first-time voter, waited over an hour and a half to cast her ballot at Pensacola State College on the first day of early voting in the Sunshine State. She is eager to see big changes on a variety of social justice issues that [...]

Level up your anti-voter suppression game with these tips

When votes aren’t counted, the voter’s voice is silenced.   This is why organizations like Black Voters Matter are continuing a long-standing Southern tradition of doing the groundwork to increase Black voter registration. The organization started in 2016 in Selma, Ala., the stomping grounds for many civil rights giants like John Lewis. The group has since expanded its footprint [...]

By |2020-10-16T13:55:07-05:00October 12, 2020|Politics, Race|