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Courtesy / ACLU of Arkansas

With a record number of voters turning out across the U.S. and in Arkansas for the General Election, the bipartisan American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is encouraging all voters to understand their voting rights and how to countervail polling place intimidation. Executive Director Holly Dickson walks us through the process. 

 

Courtesy / ACLU Arkansas

Long-time legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union — Arkansas affiliate, Holly Dickson, has been selected to serve as executive director. Dickson assumes the positive during a global pandemic which ACLU declares is "laying bare the systemic oppression at the root of inequality in America." 

Jay Michaelson has covered Religious Freedom Restoration Acts since the first one was passed by the federal government more than 20 years. He was in Fayetteville last week to speak at the University of Arkansas Law School and to the northwest Arkansas chapter of the ACLU. He says RFRAs have become laws of unintended consequences. He says despite the most-mentioned instances of the laws affecting bakers or photographers, RFRAs have much more important influences on lives.