Florida Constitutional Revision for Second Chances

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I recently attended a luncheon held by the Orange County League of Women Voters.  The room was full, with attorneys, politicians, judges, and of course smart women.  The topic was “103 proposals for changing Florida’s constitution.”  Every 20 years, a Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) reviews which proposed revisions will make the ballot. The CRC is made up of 37 members. You can learn more from the Supervisor of Elections office, and  the Governors office.

Out of the 103 proposed amendments, we are excited to say Restoring civil rights of ex-felons automatically except for those that have committed homicide or a sexual offense    will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018.

This is important to me because approximately 1.7 million (mostly African American men and women) were not allowed to vote in the 2016 Presidential election.  These are people who had done their time, and completed probation. The Second Chance Act was in full affect, collecting almost 800,000 signatures to put this important constitutional right on the ballot.

If you have a family member that this has affected,  wouldn’t you want to see this on the ballot?

I have one more question- will you be one of the 60 percent of voters who will check YES on the ballot on November 6th?

“We the People” Let’s Go!

 

Respectfully,

Aretha

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