5. Restoring the vote to Americans with felony records
Mass incarceration has fueled Black voter disenfranchisement for decades in the U.S.
Why it matters: More than 5 million Americans are unable to vote because of a felony record, and they are disproportionately Black. The fight to undo felon disenfranchisement laws is gaining ground and could radically shift the political landscape. But progress is also fueling opposition.