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• Florida governor Ron DeSantis has made it a priority to vaccinate the state’s elderly population. Along with frontline healthcare workers, they’ve been first in line for COVID-19 vaccines. But there’s another population that’s uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19: people who are behind bars. Read More »
• Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign in March, but he vowed to keep working to support the Democratic party in the race. Candidates almost always say this after dropping out, but Bloomberg has been true to his word, making personal contributions and helping raise donations in Get Out the Vote initiatives around the country. In Florida, among other donations, he raised $16 million for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which helps returning felons pay fines and fees, so they are eligible to register to vote. He hasn’t given the money to the FRRC yet, but the DeSantis administration has already decided that they don’t like that pledge one bit. So much so, in fact, that Attorney … Read More »
• Among those casting a ballot in Florida’s primary election Tuesday is Desmond Meade. Meade has become the face of voter rights restoration for Floridians who have completed felony sentences, and it’s the first time he’ll be voting himself in thirty years.
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• Hundreds of volunteers behind a campaign to restore voting rights to Florida’s 1.5 million ex-felons will meet Thursday in Orlando as part of a three-day conference hosted by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Read More »