Yes We Can and Yes We Did! Florida Will Be Able to Grant Second Chances

 

Thanks to over a million Florida voters, the Voter Restoration Amendment will be on the ballot in November 2018. Nearly 1.5 million Floridians are permanently excluded from voting because of prior felony conviction. This past week, the Second Chances Campaign received and even bigger boost from a federal judge whom has declared unconstitutional, Florida’s procedure for restoring voting rights to felons who have served their time. United States District Judge Mark Walker, an Obama administration appointee said the disenfranchisement of felons who have served their time is “nonsensical” and a violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Most of us already knew this but evil prevails when good men do nothing. Sadly, too many of us did nothing here. However, I can’t stress enough how happy I am to have been a part of this petitioning campaign to restore the right to vote to fellow Americans. What I want to know now is when/if these Floridians will be automatically granted the right to vote or will they have to clear another hurdle by hoping others will vote in their favor this fall?

The time to restore the right to vote to those who have completed all terms of their sentences, with exceptions for murder and sex offenses, is now. I urge others to not only support this initiative, but to build on this success and continue grassroots efforts to better the quality of life of their fellow man. We’re not free, until we’re ALL free.

https://www.brennancenter.org/press-release/floridians%E2%80%99-broad-support-second-chances-sends-voting-amendment-2018-ballot

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-felon-voters-amendment-20180123-story.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article197932309.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/02/582600802/voting-rights-process-for-florida-felons-unconstitutional-say-judge

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About TheQuirkyEccentric

The Quirky Eccentric is an author and licensed registered nurse in the state of Florida with over 15 years of experience in multiple areas of the healthcare industry. I received my Associate of Science in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville and my Bachelor's Degree from Jacksonville University-news/politics junkie, urban, Mama's girl, cat woman, socially lazy, loner, liberal. I firmly believe you can learn something from anybody, I respect people from all walks of life, equality for all. Check out my page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B073YKYGL7
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