• Mississippi Man On A Mission to Restore Voting Rights | NowThis
    Articles,  Blog

    Mississippi Man On A Mission to Restore Voting Rights | NowThis

    – That’s me and that’s my brother. When I first got out, me and my brother was trying to good for the community. We go up there and register to vote and they said, ‘Hey, you can’t register to vote. As a matter of fact, you can get a felony charge for what you’re about to do.’ It was like, what? I’m a citizen. I should have a political voice in the United States of America. I have a huge family. I adopted some children. I’m a licensed foster parent out of Union County. I’ve got nine kids. I got two already in college, thank God. This is my beautiful…

  • How Your Vote Might Not Count in 2020 | NowThis
    Articles,  Blog

    How Your Vote Might Not Count in 2020 | NowThis

    A growing number of states are trying to make it harder for a lot of us to be able to have our voices heard in our elections. But why would anyone want to Today we’ll find out who are some of the most suppressed groups of voters in America and why they’re being targeted. Unfortunately, the U.S. has a long and troubled history with voter suppression. Let’s not forget that women didn’t get the right to vote for a long time. Even after that, African Americans faced systemic voter suppression in much of the country until the civil rights laws in the 1960s. We sat down with an expert on…

  • New Anti-Protest Laws Sweeping The US: Fines, Felonies & Freedom of Speech…
    Articles,  Blog

    New Anti-Protest Laws Sweeping The US: Fines, Felonies & Freedom of Speech…

    (upbeat dance music) – Hello, hello. Welcome back to Rogue Rocket. My name is Philip DeFranco and today we’re gonna be talking about protests and, specifically, the right to protest in the United States. Under the First Amendment of the US Constitution I am guaranteed the ability to free speech. But, also, that same amendment includes the right to peaceably assemble, which includes protesting. But, over the past three years more than 100 bills have been introduced across 36 states to restrict protests or increase penalties for protesters and organizers alike. And many of these tie back to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that you might remember making headlines back…

  • Hillary Clinton on the Truth About Trump, Impeachment, and Her Emails | NowThis
    Articles,  Blog

    Hillary Clinton on the Truth About Trump, Impeachment, and Her Emails | NowThis

    Can you tell me about how you got there? Well, I think we’ve all known for a long time that he was a corrupt businessman who cheated people, and we’ve known that he and his campaign invited help in the last election from the Russians. And we’ve known that he has been just insulting people and attacking people throughout his presidency. But what’s become absolutely clear now is that he has used the office of the presidency to further his own personal and political interests over and above, even sometimes against, the best interests of the United States and our national security. So this is a moment when people need…