VERONA, Va., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Donovan, CEO of Nexus Services, Inc. issued the following statement regarding Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order that overturned a Civil War-era provision in the state's constitution and restored voting rights for over 200,000 Virginians:
"On behalf of Nexus Services and its family of companies, I applaud Gov. McAuliffe's decision to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 of our fellow Americans who at one point in their lives committed a crime but have since paid their debts to society. These individuals are commonly referred to as "criminals," "ex-cons," or "felons." We call them our friends, neighbors, family, and some are even our employees.
"Governor McAuliffe should be praised for overturning a Civil War-era provision in our state's constitution that was intentionally designed to disenfranchise African Americans and had no place in the 21st Century.
"This was the right thing to do. The right to vote is sacrosanct; it is enshrined in our founding documents and it is the cornerstone of our democracy. Denying this basic right to hundreds of thousands of people undermined these values. In fact, it only further marginalized those who were already living in the shadows. Rather than promoting positive behaviors, such as encouraging parents to take their children with them to vote, this provision made it harder for thousands to turn the page and chart new courses in their lives.
"I look forward to the day when similar laws across the country, some of which are also rooted in the darkest chapters of our history, are rightfully repealed."
About Nexus Services, Inc.
Nexus Services Inc., through its subsidiaries and family of brands, is a leading privately-owned company that offers immigration bond securitization, real estate, investigative, and entertainment services to diverse communities across the United States. Nexus Services, Inc. is proud to sponsor Nexus Caridades, a non-profit that offers pro-bono legal representation services to immigrants in the United States.
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