ACLC is collaborating with Floridians for a Fair Democracy to restore voting rights. See:
- Sign the petition
- Contact us to get involved in collecting petitions: (352) 375-2832 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learn more from Floridians for a Fair Democracy (some basic information from their site is below) and from https://www.miamirights.com/
Give Floridians a Second Chance!
Florida’s Voting Restoration Amendment would allow people who’ve paid their debt to society to earn back their right to vote.
Floridians believe in second chances. Restoring a person’s right to vote once they’ve fulfilled their obligations to society gives them an opportunity for redemption and a chance to be full members of their community.
<p “> As a coalition of nonpartisan civic and faith organizations, we work every day with men and women who’ve served their time and are now putting their lives back together. With your help, we can mobilize a broad array of Floridians who believe in redemption and second chances and build a successful campaign to restore voting rights.
What the Voting Restoration Amendment Does
- Florida is one of only three states with a lifetime ban on voting. The Amendment modernizes Florida’s criminal justice rules by bringing our state in line with others nationwide.
People must fully complete all terms of their sentence, including probation and parole, before they earn back their right to vote.
- The Amendment doesn’t apply to people who’ve committed murder or sexual offenses.
Law enforcement, faith leaders, employers, and a large majority of Floridians from all walks of life support people being able to earn back their right to vote because it gives them a stake in the community and makes it less likely they will end up back in prison.