Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Raises Funds to Restore Voting Rights

From left, Neil Volz and Desmond Meade (Courtesy of Neil Volz) Desmond Meade and Neil Volz are counting down the days to Aug. 18 — it’s the midterm election, and it will be the first time both men have been allowed to vote in decades. That’s because the two have felonies on their record, and … Continue reading Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Raises Funds to Restore Voting Rights

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