Let My People Vote: How Florida Took on Felony Disenfranchisement and won

Let My People Vote: How Florida Took on Felony Disenfranchisement and won

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 13 1:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 13 2:00 PM

Room: 118C

In a historic mid-term election in 2018, Florida residents voted in favor of state constitutional Amendment 4, which automatically restores voting rights to 1.6 million people with prior felony convictions. The ballot initiative received support from over 60% of Florida voters. The work now becomes moving those previously disenfranchised onto the voting rolls through voter education, engagement and registration. Participants of this panel will hear lessons learned from the Florida engagement table that accomplished the feat, and explore organizing strategies other states challenging felony disenfranchisement can employ ahead of the 2020 election.

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