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General News    H3'ed 10/5/20

'Real Change': A Race Is On to Register Ex-Felons in Florida

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YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS IN DANGER!
YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS IN DANGER!
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First the people of Florida two years ago overwhelmingly (60%+) voted to allow ex-felons in their state the right to vote. They are overwhelmingly black and poor. Then the GOP-dominated Florida legislature passed a provision requiring that this population first pay off all fines and other expenses associated with their prison terms. The vast majority couldn't afford it. Then a few benevolent billionaires raised money to pay off these fees. Now people are working feverishly to get the word out to the potential voters, most of whom don't even know that their rights have been restored.

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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