Restore the Vote- February 15 Hot Topic
Florida has 1.6 million citizens with prior felony convictions who are prohibited from voting, by far the most of any state!
Mark Schneider spoke on Restoring Voting Rights
In most states voting rights are restored as citizens emerge from prison. In Florida, after completing all terms of sentence and restitution, you must wait another 5 or 7 years (depending on the severity of the crime) to apply for restoration of rights. And then it may take years to have your application reviewed; and most applications are turned down.
At the February 15th Hot Topics Luncheon, Mark Schneider, President of ACLU Palm Beach County and LWVPBC member and speaker, gave a great talk about the campaign to restore voting rights for Floridians with prior felony convictions.
LWVPBC is actively working with Floridians for a Fair Democracy to collect petitions to restore voting rights upon completion of all terms of the sentence. We need 766,200 valid petitions necessary to get on the ballot. We need your help!
- Join the Voting Rights Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book a talk thru our Speaker Bureau: email@example.com
- Sign a petition! Petitions are available at all LWVPBC meetings or email firstname.lastname@example.org