Florida voting rights restoration
The FRCC's Mission
A federal court ruling in May that cleared the way for hundreds of thousands of returning citizens (formerly convicted individuals) in Florida to vote has been placed in jeopardy by a recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The Supreme Court’s decision has blocked people from all over Florida who were impacted by the ruling from being able to vote in the upcoming election. This means the voices of hundreds of thousands of voices of Florida’s citizens are in jeopardy of being silenced!
Over the last year, there have been numerous legal proceedings and court decisions impacting families and people with past convictions. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear an appeal of the Trial Court’s ruling that had cleared the way for hundreds of thousands of returning citizens in Florida on Aug. 18th.
The recent ruling of the SCOTUS is yet another barrier for many returning citizens who hope to fully reintegrate into society and ultimately vote in the upcoming elections. But rather than seeing this as an insurmountable obstacle, we see this ruling as an opportunity to step up, fight for justice and be on the right side of history. That is why we are asking you to lean into the fight with us and donate to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Fines and Fees Fund today to help returning citizens pay their fines and fees, move forward with their lives, and register to vote before the upcoming October filing deadline for the general elections.
This is a moment to put people over politics by putting the power directly in the hands of the people! You can donate to the FRRC Fines and Fees Fund here. Thank you for your commitment to justice and a vibrant, fair democracy for all.