ACLU begins voter registration outreach campaign

09/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
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The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida today launched a voter registration outreach campaign targeting people with past felony convictions whose rights have been restored, as well as those who are unsure of their civil rights status.

The campaign comes on the heels of seven years of work educating the public about rights restoration and attempts to get the word out to re-enfranchised voters – a job at which the FRRC says the state of Florida has failed.

Muslima Lewis is director of the ACLU of Florida’s Racial Justice and Voting Rights Project. We asked her if ideally it would be the state of Florida that would be contacting ex-felons to inform them of their voting rights.

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