Nearly 5.2 Million Americans Will Be Disenfranchised in 2020 Election Due to Felony Convictions: Study
'A Poll Tax By Any Other Name': Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People
Talking Points Memo
An extraordinary number of people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.
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A Florida coalition is working to amend the Florida state constitution so that it guarantees voting accessibility for all citizens—a state-level voting rights act. “We’re focusing on legislation that grants an explicit right to vote in Florida,” says Katherine Culliton-González. “It would aim at big picture issues and make voting a fundamental right so no election law changes could happen that would take us back in time.”