Before Tuesday, 1.4 million convicted felons had permanently lost their voting rights in Florida.
Florida might’ve let us down during the Mid Terms Election, but there was at least one big victory last night. Thanks in part to the efforts of the Players Coalition, convicted felon’s rights to vote have now been restored.
Players Coalition gets real results, helping to restore voting rights for 1.4 million convicted felons in Florida https://t.co/xdyH6mG2vE
Before Tuesday, 1.4 million convicted felons had permanently lost their voting rights in Florida. However, thanks to voters and former NFL players Anquan Boldin and Warrick Dunn who led the efforts, along with Grant Hill and Stan Van Gundy, that is no more.
“I believe in second chances, and if we want people to be productive citizens, have good jobs, get fair housing, get educated, why not allow them the right to vote?” Boldin recently said.
Now we only need Kentucky and Virginia to come on board as they continue to impose a lifetime voting ban.