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Felon rights restoration forum March 19 in Cocoa

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Posted Feb. 23, 2015

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Restore the Right to Vote

Felon Rights Restoration Forum

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave. in Riverfront Park, downtown Cocoa

Hosted by 

- League of Women Voters of the Space Coast

- Central Brevard Branch NAACP

- Space Coast Chapter of NCBW Inc

Contact:
Alberta Wilson
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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

Under Gov. Rick Scott, restoration of felon's voting rights have slowed to a trickle. Only two other states in the USA are as bad as Florida. A statewide movement is building to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.

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Florida among nation's toughest places to have voting rights restored

Orlando Sentinel, by Dan Sweeney and Ann Choi, Jan. 25, 2015

Commit any felony in Florida and you lose your right to vote for life — unless the governor and the clemency board agree to give that right back to you.

The result: more than 1.6 million Floridians — about 9 percent — cannot vote, hold office or serve on a jury, according to The Sentencing Project, a prison-reform group. In most states, the percentage is less than 2.

Only two other states have that tough a policy. ...

http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-82589461/

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The Sentencing Project...

... works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm

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