Khalfani hails McDonnell’s voter restoration program
King Salim Khalfani said that McDonnell went out of his way to take into account the most important stakeholders and crafted a plan that met their needs.
“We had persons who were ex-offenders, A.C.L.U., League of Women Voters,” Khalfani said. “and they invited input from the stakeholders so we got a buy-in and we helped shape the policy.”
Now comes the implementation of the plan, which Khalfani said he and his organization will continue to keep a close eye on.
McDonnell has taken heat from many members of the minority community after a few controversial moves, including the decision to issue a proclamation in honor of Confederate History Month. But his effort in this particular issue, which is important to the African-American community, has apparently won over Khalfani.
“Well, he’s been in, what, four months? He’s about 100 days in,” said the NAACP leader. “He’s got three-plus more years. So let’s look at the results. Let’s see and he’s got a chance to become a rising star again if he does the right thing by the people of Virginia.”
You can see the entire interview with King Salim Khalfani by clicking here.