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The Buzz: Florida’s felon disenfranchisement system under intense national glare

TALLAHASSEE –For only the third time this year — but this time under a withering national media glare — Florida's highest elected officials sat in judgment Tuesday of people whose mistakes cost them the right to vote. During a five-hour hearing, 90 felons made their case to Florida Gov. Rick...

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Florida Politics: New ad campaign supports felon voting rights restoration

A new 60-second ad, going statewide, is aimed at garnering support for the restoration of voting rights for convicted felons who have served their prison sentence. The ad campaign was launched by the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) in partnership with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). The ad, titled “Time...

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Citrus County Chronicle: Give Support to Amendment 4

A felon in Florida loses his civil rights immediately upon conviction. After completing all the terms of his court-ordered sentence, including prison time, parole or probation, he must wait five to seven years to petition the Executive Clemency Board (the governor and his cabinet)...

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