Last updated on: 8/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Applied Research Center Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“In time for next year’s 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the conference [Nov. 11-13, 2004, Race and Public Policy Conference cosponsored by the Applied Research Center] will also be a venue for discussing the status of voting rights today based on the experiences of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, as well as recent efforts to expand the franchise to formerly incarcerated people and to immigrants.”

“New Racial Justice Movement Emerges Post-911,” www.arc.org, Oct. 27, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology…

Founded in 1981, ARC investigates the hidden racial consequences of public policy initiatives and develops new frameworks to resolve racially charged debates. With offices in New York, Chicago, and Oakland, we have three programs that serve these ends: Media and Journalism, Strategic Research and Policy Analysis, and the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network.”

“About Us,” www.arc.org (accessed Aug. 5, 2009)

Mission:

“Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives.”

“About Us,” www.arc.org (accessed Aug. 5, 2009)

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