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See the ACLC Facebook Events page for more details!

July 20: Planning Meeting for Yoho Protests
Thursday, July 20 at 6-8pm
Location: Alachua County Labor Coalition, 901 NW 8th Ave, Suite A1, Gainesville, Florida 32601

July 22: Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday!
Saturday, July 22 at 5-8pm
Location: United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32603

July 29: Protest Yoho’s Big Money Donors
Saturday, July 29 at 8-10:30am
Location: Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida 32653

ACLC is collaborating with Floridians for a Fair Democracy to restore voting rights. See:

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.

We need your help to put the Amendment on the 2018 ballot!

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.

Sign the petition today!

Click here to read the full amendment text

Please see the Facebook group events page for upcoming events.

Additionally, upcoming meetings and activities include:

  • June 29, 6pm: Held at the ACLC office. This is a preparation meeting for a protest against Yoho’s funders.

If you can join us and help out with any of these events, please contact us.

For more information, contact the ACLC at:
901 NW 8th Ave, Suite A1
Gainesville, Florida
(352) 375-2832