The Fight for Voting Rights in Virginia
On April 22, 2016 Christopher Rashad and Tammie Hagen had their voting rights restored by a sweeping executive order issued by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Then just four months later, the Virginia Court struck down McAuliffe's executive order, requiring him to issue pardons by hand. As one of four states that disenfranchises felons for life, Virginia was a hotbed for the debate around restorative justice and voting rights. This is the story of how Tammie and Chris spent the 2016 campaign, fighting to give a voice to the voiceless in Virginia.