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Desmond Meade

President/ State Director, Live Free Campaign
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition/ Faith in Florida

Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless man whom through hard work and community service has become the current State Director for Faith in Florida Live Free Campaign, President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Men’s Roundtable, and a recent law school graduate. As State Director of the Live Free Campaign, Desmond is currently engaged in addressing gun violence, mass incarceration, and felon disfranchisement. As President of the FRRC, Desmond is presently leading efforts to restore the civil rights of almost 2 million Floridians, and empower local communities to reshape state, and national policies by being civically engaged. Recognized as a “Foot Soldier” and “Game Changer,” Desmond has made numerous appearances on radio and television, and has testified before the United Nations, and Congressional members and staffers concerning disfranchisement. Desmond is married to Sheena Meade and has five children