On April 28, 1999, Advancement Project National Office opened its doors. We were bright-eyed, yet already seasoned, ready to take on voting rights with a racial justice lens. We were winning cases and building a movement right out the door. Now that we have been addressing not only voting rights, but immigrant justice, criminal legal system issues and education justice for 20 years, some may ask what are we doing today to ensure the country’s next 20 years are freer for people of color? Glad you asked.
Florida lawmakers are intent on passing legislation that will undercut the passage of rights restoration for Floridians with prior felony convictions. Florida deserves better. Advancement Project National Office stands with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) in opposing any Amendment 4 legislation that creates additional barriers to voting for Returning Citizens who would otherwise be eligible based on the passage of Amendment 4. Any legislation proposed should neither limit the rights created by Amendment 4 nor infringe upon the will of Florida voters. Florida’s current completion of sentence standard is built upon three basic components: A person has completed…
To have similar or greater wins in 2020, candidates must invest in and engage communities of color and the issues that matter most to these constituents.
Court order prevents election officials from asking registered voters for photo ID
State Officials Grant Extension Due to Long Lines, Voting Equipment Technical Difficulties
In an historic mid-term election, Florida residents voted in favor of state constitutional Amendment 4, which will automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million people with felony convictions on their record. The ballot initiative received support from at least 60 percent of Florida voters – the needed amount to amend the state’s constitution. Advancement Project’s national office has been heavily engaged in dismantling disenfranchising policies alongside partners, New Florida Majority, SEIU, and Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). “This is an historic moment for Florida and our country. Florida voters have spoken and extended the right to vote to citizens…
This non-partisan effort in Missouri, organized by Advancement Project’s national office, a leading voter protection organization, is part of the nation’s largest Election Protection program, designed to assist any voters with questions or issues on Election Day.