Florida Supreme Court hearing on ballot to end permanent felon disenfranchisement. FL is 1 of only 4 states with such a policy

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On Monday, the Florida Supreme Court held a hearing to review language to a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the right to vote for many people with past felony convictions. Florida is one of only four states with a lifetime ban.

ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon stated:

“We are grateful to the Florida Supreme Court for this hearing, and expect that the court will approve the language for the proposed constitutional amendment. We also express our gratitude to Jon Mills, who argued on behalf of the amendment before the court today, for his work so far in the effort to restore voting rights.”

“Once the court approves the language, the next step requires a lot of work from a great many people: gathering the necessary signatures from the public and mounting a successful campaign to end Florida’s Civil War-era voting ban and bring our state into the 21st Century.”

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