2021 POLICY PLATFORM

 

2021 POLICY PLATFORM

Ensure full access to democracy

In 2018, a supermajority of Florida voters supported the passage of Amendment 4, removing the lifetime ban on voting for most people with past felony convictions. Despite this historic expansion of voting rights, barriers to democracy remain. Hundreds of thousands of people who would benefit from Amendment 4 cannot register to vote due to fines and fees they still owe but cannot pay. While the majority of people held in jail are eligible to vote, many do not get to exercise that right. Ensuring that all legally eligible people can vote—regardless of how much they make or where they are—is critical to making our democracy fair, representative, and strong.

Ensure full access to democracy

In 2018, a supermajority of Florida voters supported the passage of Amendment 4, removing the lifetime ban on voting for most people with past felony convictions. Despite this historic expansion of voting rights, barriers to democracy remain. Hundreds of thousands of people who would benefit from Amendment 4 cannot register to vote due to fines and fees they still owe but cannot pay. While the majority of people held in jail are eligible to vote, many do not get to exercise that right. Ensuring that all legally eligible people can vote—regardless of how much they make or where they are—is critical to making our democracy fair, representative, and strong.

Ensure full access to democracy

In 2018, a supermajority of Florida voters passed Amendment 4, removing the lifetime ban on voting for most people with past felony convictions. But barriers to democracy remain. Ensuring the right to vote is critical to making our democracy fair, representative, and strong.

Of the 1.4 million people who stood to benefit from Amendment 4, over 750,000 cannot gain the right to vote because they have outstanding fines and fees.

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Fully implement Amendment 4: 2-page fact sheet | Fact sheet with citations

 

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