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Bill aims to restore rights of ex-felons listen

04/30/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Florida Senate today moved a bill that would remove barriers to employment for persons with past felony convictions whose civil rights have not been restored. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Fredericka Wilson.

Two years ago, Gov. Charlie Crist signed an executive order that was to have automatically restored the civil rights of over 100,000 ex-felons in the state.

But the ACLU has shows that the current civil rights restoration process lacks clarity and uniformity, and is excessively ...

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ACLU meeting focuses on racial justice listen

03/12/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Tampa ACLU held a meeting on racial justice at the John F. Germany Library in Tampa yesterday. The speakers touched on subjects pertaining to racial injustice, such as felon disenfranchisment and educational inequality.

The Florida ACLU is one of the fastest growing ACLU affiliates in the nation, with local chapters in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Gainsville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.

The Tampa chapter of the ACLU has been involved with a number of events in the area...

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