“Florida took a big step toward restoring the most fundamental of rights—voting—to formerly incarcerated men and women…This cruel policy affects 1 in 10 residents, including 1 in 5 African Americans. By restoring the vote, Floridians take an important step toward improving re-entry and reducing recidivism…Florida is on the right path. Now it’s time to vote for second chances.” – Danyelle Solomon
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Of the news that came out of this years election, one that many activists have been working on has been to restore the rights of previously incarcerated men and women. Florida did just that with Amendment 4, which “automatically restores the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions, except those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense, upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole, and probation.”
On the program today, Connor Maxwell, Research Associate with the Race and Ethnicity Policy at the Center for American Progress. He’ll talk about what this means for Florida now and in the future.
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