jesse crenshaw http://wkms.org en Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass http://wkms.org/post/ky-felon-voter-restoration-unlikely-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A bill that would restore voting rights for thousands of Kentucky felons isn’t likely to pass this year.</p><p>Lawmakers say they could not reach an agreement over different versions of the proposed legislation.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:27:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39595 at http://wkms.org Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass Frankfort Rally Commemorating 1964 Civil Rights March Focuses on Felon Voting Rights http://wkms.org/post/frankfort-rally-commemorating-1964-civil-rights-march-focuses-felon-voting-rights <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The fight for civil rights in Kentucky continues 50 years after Martin Luther King </span>Jr<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. led a march in the state Capitol.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The 1964 march on Frankfort agitated for Civil Rights in segregation-era Kentucky, resulting in the passage of the 1966 Kentucky Civil Rights Act.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:49:45 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39075 at http://wkms.org Frankfort Rally Commemorating 1964 Civil Rights March Focuses on Felon Voting Rights Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee http://wkms.org/post/felon-voting-rights-bill-passes-ky-house-committee <p>A bill that would restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw's latest attempt to put approximately 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls. Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year due to support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:22:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38023 at http://wkms.org Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee