Articles by: Renee Hancock

The sign outside the Alachua County Public Schools headquarters following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. (Photo by John Lievonen/FPR)

Alachua County Student Programs Continue to Receive NRA Contributions

April 13, 2018 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

With the passing of the two-month mark after the Parkland shooting, where 17 students and faculty members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were murdered, the conversation of gun control has yet to stop. Since the shooting, students across the United States have gathered to rally support for gun reformRead More

A 2011 NAACP and Occupy Wall Street voting rights march in midtown Manhattan. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Michael Fleshman.

Petition Drive for Felon Voting Initiative Enters Final Month with Momentum

January 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Throughout the United States, felon voting rights vary state by state but within the past decade Florida has become the national leader in disenfranchising anyone convicted of a felony. Between 1980 to 2017, the percent of disenfranchised felons in Florida has increased from 2.6 percent to 10.4 percent of theRead More