voter rights

Florida Activists, the NBA Are Teaming Up to Restore Voter Rights to Former Felons

In Florida, African Americans make up 16% of the voting population but account for more than 20% of those who have lost their right to vote due to prior felony convictions. Even after a permanent ban on voting was lifted for people with felonies on their records, the state continues to bar them from casting ballots until they have paid all debts related to their cases. Today, activists are getting an assist from the NBA as they try to restore voting rights to these Floridians.