Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade: Next up for Rights Restoration group is “Ban the Box”

In 2018, Desmond Meade helped helped shepherd through passage of Florida's Amendment 4, which requires automatic restoration of voting rights for felons who complete their sentences. In September, he won a Genius Grant from the...

Voting rights group helps clear path for more than 800 felons to register to vote

Members of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition gathered in front of the Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa Monday to announce a $1.5 million donation to the Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts aimed at covering fines and...
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Florida’s Desmond Meade talks about the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Thursday is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. For an update on Florida’s legal battle on restoring voting rights to many ex-prisoners, WMNF spoke with the main proponent of Amendment 4, Desmond Meade....
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State Attorney calls Florida’s ex-felon rights process a “poll tax”

If supporters can gather another 700,000 certified signatures by February 1, Floridians will vote in November of 2018 whether to grant most ex-felons their civil rights, including the right to vote; on Friday the Tampa...

MidPoint for Thursday, Aug.3 – Desmond Meade & St. Pete City Council & mayoral candidates

Desmond Meade is the head of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the organization involved with trying to get a measure on the 2018 ballot that would repeal the ban on felons automatically getting their voting rights...

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