Rick Scott’s Changes Dramatically Reduce Voting Rights Restoration Rates For Ex-Convicts

With the November election getting closer, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s Miami chapter have been working to register voters in the community. But they kept running into a problem: some people were ex-convicts with no idea what their voting rights were.

“We really didn’t have an answer for them,” Vanessa Byers, chairperson for the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee, told HuffPost Miami. “The only thing we could do was refer them to the ACLU.”

Read more at HuffPost Miami.

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