Last November, Florida voters sent a message to the nation: Voting is a fundamental right that is essential for a successful democracy. On Nov. 8, 2018, 64 percent of Florida’s voters voted in favor to amend the state’s constitution to restore voting rights to U.S. citizens with prior felony convictions after they completed all terms of their sentence, including probation and parole.
However, 2019 legislative session, legislators imposed new financial restrictions—such as fees unrelated to citizens’ sentences—that would undermine the amendment. This poll tax will prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible Floridians from casting their ballots in 2020. With the help of you all, Women March-Broward is joining forces with FLIC and other community organizations to raise 5k to pay off the debt of previously incarcerated women to restore their RIGHTS to vote.