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Florida lowers vaccine age to 40 starting Monday, and all adults on April 5

Florida will open the COVID-19 vaccine to people 40 years and older starting Monday and then expand it to all adults on April 5, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday.

Floridians can pre-register at myvaccine.fl.gov.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations Walgreens pharmacies and 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.

Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 09:44 AM (1 replies)

Virginia governor restores voting rights to 69k ex-felons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he has restored voting rights to more than 69,000 former felons who have completed their prison sentences but are still on probation.

Northam’s move mirrors a proposed constitutional amendment recently approved by the General Assembly that would automatically restore voting rights to people convicted of felonies once they serve their time and are released from prison. To take effect, the amendment must be approved by the legislature again next year and must win approval from voters in a statewide ballot referendum.

Until now, former felons who have served their sentences were not eligible to have their civil rights restored until after they completed probation. The new eligibility criteria announced by Northam means that, going forward, people convicted of felonies will become eligible to have their rights restored once they serve their prison time, although the governor’s office would still have to approve it.

Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Mar 17, 2021, 12:42 AM (0 replies)

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year.

The Republican governor had expressed reservations about the bill, which only allows the procedure to save the life of the mother and does not provide exceptions for those impregnated by rape or incest. Arkansas is one of at least 14 states where legislators have proposed outright abortion bans this year.

Hutchinson said he was signing the bill because of its “overwhelming legislative support and my sincere and long-held pro-life convictions."

Posted by In It to Win It | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 05:15 PM (5 replies)
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