Is Amendment 4 Working?

Is Amendment 4 Working?

Amendment 4, which restored voting rights for felons not convicted of murder or sexual crimes, was passed by 65% of Florida voters.  But: is it working? The will of the people was immediately thwarted by the passage of SB7066 by the Governor and the Florida Legislature.  Only a few hundred thousand of the more than one million eligible citizens have

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Florida has a ‘poll tax’?

Did you know Florida has a ‘poll tax’? Yes. For the state’s ex-felons–and a discussion takes place Friday The purpose? To push back against a new state law, with all the right voices in the room WEST PALM BEACH – Within a year of the passage of Amendment 4 to the state Constitution, state officials had undermined it by creating

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How SB7066 Affects Voting under Amendment 4

How SB7066 Affects Voting under Amendment 4

Legislation passed by the Florida Legislature which substantially limits felon’s rights to register to vote goes into effect July 1.  Justice Ira Raab discusses the impacts on this video:   https://www.newsy.com/stories/some-floridians-will-lose-their-right-to-vote-again-july-1/   The Voting Rights Coalition will not meet again until September, but we are working on an expedited way to restore voting rights.  If you’d like to help or

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The Florida GOP’s Assault on Democracy

The Florida GOP’s Assault on Democracy

Last fall, voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum giving the vote back to felons who complete their sentences. Now the legislature is trying to block it. By Sasha Abramsky June 18, 2019 Link to the article. Last November, an extraordinary coalition of groups from across the political spectrum helped push Florida’s Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for the nearly 1.4

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May Hot Topic: Orie Bullard, Reentry Center Director

May Hot Topic: Orie Bullard, Reentry Center Director

Reported by Marsha Vinson In Riviera Beach, as described by Orie Bullard, grant-funded programs with high success rates are available at the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Center to support those recently released from Florida’s Department of Corrections as well as Federal prison. These programs established in 2006 include implementation of community-based transitional strategies and comprehensive case management services targeting

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