South Dakota State News: State Historical Society digitizes important suffrage papers

South Dakota State News: State Historical Society digitizes important suffrage papers . “More than 3,765 women’s suffrage items from the John A. and Alice Pickler Papers are now available on the South Dakota Digital Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society. In 1991, 65 boxes of Pickler family records were donated to the State Historical Society-Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, including photographs, political papers, business records, and more than four boxes of suffrage-related correspondence, speech notes, meeting minutes, and booklets.”

National Archives: National Archives Launches Voting Rights Records Portal

National Archives: National Archives Launches Voting Rights Records Portal. “A new resource on Archives.gov highlights National Archives records related to voting rights and the African American vote. The portal, which launched last week, allows users to more easily access the documents that trace the country’s voting history, with a focus on several searchable sections: Laws and Court Cases, Organizations, People and Icons, Freedom Summer, and Selma Marches.”

DigitalNC: “Chinese Girl Wants Vote” film now on DigitalNC thanks to Levine Museum of the New South

DigitalNC: “Chinese Girl Wants Vote” film now on DigitalNC thanks to Levine Museum of the New South. “‘Chinese Girl Wants Vote’ was created by Jinna Kim to tell the story of suffragist Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee and touches both on the themes of voter rights and immigrant rights in light of the political environment of 2020 and in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment.”

Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Protect Your Right to Vote From the Coronavirus (Mother Jones)

Mother Jones: Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Protect Your Right to Vote From the Coronavirus. “Today, Warren is releasing a new plan—shared in advance exclusively with Mother Jones—that calls for a series of provisions in Congress’ next coronavirus recovery package that would protect voters’ ability to safely cast a ballot during the pandemic. The proposals would require states to mail a ballot to every registered voter with a prepaid return envelope, as is standing practice in states like Oregon and Washington; outline $4 billion in federal funding to help states transition to universal vote-by-mail before November (10 times what Congress allocated in its first recovery package); and say states should refrain from removing voters from registration rolls unless they can prove the person has moved or died since it will be very difficult for anyone removed to reregister during the outbreak.”

Courier Journal: A new website allows 152,000 Kentucky felons to see if their voting rights were restored

Courier Journal: A new website allows 152,000 Kentucky felons to see if their voting rights were restored. “Nearly three months after restoring voting rights to many Kentuckians convicted of felonies who had completed sentences, Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the numbers of those restored totaled 152,000. On Wednesday, Beshear said the state has a new website with a searchable database for people to find out if their voting rights were restored.”

Accessible Archives® Releases The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922! (PR Newswire) (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Accessible Archives® Releases The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922! (PRESS RELEASE). “Accessible Archives, Inc., a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces the release of Part VII: The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922 to its Women’s Suffrage Collection. This collection documents how generations of Women fought for the right to vote.”

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE)

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE). “Women and the Vote NYS announces that a new initiative, timed to coincide with the 19th Amendment Centennial, is being launched to develop a mobile-friendly online database with interactive map of gravesites across New York State of the suffragists who worked tirelessly to bring about women’s right to vote.”

Illinois State University: Newly digitized collection highlights Bloomington-Normal women’s suffrage history

Illinois State University: Newly digitized collection highlights Bloomington-Normal women’s suffrage history. “Hazle [Buck Ewing]’s activist writings, as well as incoming letters from dozens of other suffragists and materials from the National Woman’s Party and Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, are now freely available online for research and study, thanks to a monthslong digitization campaign by Milner Library and the Ewing Cultural Center.”

The National: Aberdeen’s suffragette past revealed by new website

The National: Aberdeen’s suffragette past revealed by new website. “GOLF course flag switches, school fire-raising, cinema protest – the hidden history of suffragettes in the north-east of Scotland is revealed in an interactive online project. The digital database of the suffrage movement in Aberdeen and the surrounding area is now live thanks to Professor Sarah Pederson of Robert Gordon University and her team.”

KPVI: Web portal set up in celebration of ratification of 19th Amendment, giving women right to vote

KPVI: Web portal set up in celebration of ratification of 19th Amendment, giving women right to vote . “Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment and its chair, First Lady Kathy Evers, have announced the launch of a new website to share resources about events and programming relating to the 19th amendment taking place across Wisconsin.”

Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt Now Online

Library of Congress: Archival Materials of Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt Now Online. “The papers of suffragist and political strategist Carrie Chapman Catt, including her time as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The collection includes about 9,500 items dating primarily from 1890 to 1920 as Catt helped lead the fight for a federal suffrage amendment. “

‘This is wrong’: Iowa’s flawed felon list is disqualifying legitimate voters for year (Des Moines Register)

Des Moines Register: EXCLUSIVE: ‘This is wrong’: Iowa’s flawed felon list is disqualifying legitimate voters for years. “Jessica Bensley can legally carry a pistol in public — in part because she has never been convicted of a felony. But last year, Bensley somehow ended up on Iowa’s felon list. Because Iowa law doesn’t allow felons to vote, the Polk County Auditor’s Office, in turn, rejected the ballot she cast in November. Iowa’s mistake cost Bensley her constitutional right to vote. And she wasn’t the only one.”