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Thousands of Ex-Felons Wrongly Prevented From Voting, ACLU Says

February 5, 2014 | 11:03 am

Thousands of Ex-Felons Wrongly Prevented From Voting, ACLU Says

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Suit says California secretary of state is misinterpreting new law by barring some ex-felons from voting.

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Celebrating the Women’s Vote: Oakland Holds Suffrage Parade

September 30, 2011 | 6:17 pm

Celebrating the Women’s Vote: Oakland Holds Suffrage Parade

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State Senator J.B. Sanford left no doubt where he stood on a controversial, possibly revolutionary, proposition that California voters, all men, were about to decide in a special election in the fall of 1911. “Suffrage is not a right,” Sanford wrote. “…Politics is no place for a woman, consequently the privilege should not be granted […]

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