Recent Press Updates from FRRC

Recent Press Updates from FRRC

Press Release – Statement by Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Executive Director: FRRC’s Mission Remains Centered on Providing Access to Democracy for All Returning Citizens – September 24, 2020

Press Release – A dream further deferred, but a mission undeterred: FRRC Executive Director vows to free the vote for all returning citizens after Governor defers his Clemency appeal – September 23, 2020

Media Advisory – FRRC Leaders Desmond Meade and Neil Volz up for Clemency, Discuss Hearing Decision & More at Press Conference – September 23, 2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT – FRRC Executive Director Desmond Meade Issues Donor Thanks Outreach Statement – September 23, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Surges Past $20M Raised to Pay Fines and Fees for Returning Citizens to Make Sure They Are Eligible for Voter Registration – September 22, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY – FRRC Announces Voteteenth: It’s Time to Free the Vote – September 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Announces Voteteenth: It’s Time to Free the Vote – September 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – In Light of 11th Circuit Ruling, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Vows to Pay the Fines & Fees of Returning Citizens – September 11, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Local Leaders announce 1st Annual Day of Service, Voting Awareness: “Desmond Meade Day” – September 8, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY – FRRC Hosts ‘Day of Action’ and ‘Souls to the Polls’ Events Ahead of Florida Primary Election – August 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Takes Action Against COVID-19 Crisis in Jails and Prisons – August 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to Announce $2 Million Paid to Returning Citizens in Fines and Fees – August 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Donate $1 million to Combat Disenfranchisement of People with Felony Convictions – July 29, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Awarded Grant for Voter Mobilization – July 28, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – More Than A Vote and Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Announce Partnership To Combat Disenfranchisement in Florida – July 24, 2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Amendment 4 Leader Desmond Meade Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Temporarily Block Florida Returning Citizens from Voting – July 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Art for Justice Fund Announces FRRC as Spring 2020 Grantee Cohort – July 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Takes “Ride for Racial Justice” on the Road, Encourages Voter Participation – July 9, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Tampa Bay Reentry Organizations Unite in Support of Returning Citizens and on Voter Registration Efforts – June 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Omar Epps and Desmond Meade Demand Prison Reform and Call Out The Corruption That Has Made Incarceration a For-Profit Game – June 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC/CFC Motorcycle Council to host ‘Ride for Racial Justice’ in Response to Police Brutality This Saturday – June 9, 2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Amendment 4 Leader Desmond Meade Issues Statement on Florida Governor’s Plan to Appeal Recent Court Ruling – May 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Celebrates Historic Win for FL Returning Citizens with U.S. District Court Ruling – May 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Leader Sheena Meade Named National Managing Director of ‘Clean Slate’ Initiative – May 19, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Leaders to Donate Protective Masks to Broward County, Highlands County Jails – May 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC, FRACEEV to Hold Press Conference to Outline Prison/ Jail Mask Distribution Plan – April 29, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT – FRRC, FreeAmerica Win Fast Company 2020 World Changing Ideas Award – April 28, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Partners with Flikshop to Provide Free Postcards to Inmates Isolated from Family Due to COVID-19 Pandemic – April 28, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY – FRRC Partners with Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill to Distribute 3,000 Masks to Residents in Need  – April 20, 2020

LETTER TO THE SBA – Desmond Meade Pens Letter to US Small Business Administration Challenging Denial of Emergency Stimulus Funds to Business, Nonprofit Owners with Felony Convictions  – April 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FRRC Donates 25 Tablets to Local Nursing Homes to Benefit Residents Quarantined Due to COVID-19 Pandemic – April 9, 2020

  OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Desmond Meade Issues Statement on Class Certification Given to Upcoming Fines and Fees Case – April 7, 2020

  OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Florida Returning Citizen Leaders Sound Alarm about COVID-19 Spread in Florida’s Prisons – March 30, 2020

  LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR – Desmond Meade Writes  Governor Ron DeSantis to Advocate for COVID-19 Prevention Inside Florida’s Prisons and Detention Facilities – March 17, 2020

  OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Amendment 4 Author Desmond Meade Issues Statement in Response to 11th Circuit Court Ruling- Feb. 19, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Florida’s Returning Citizen Leaders File Amicus Brief With Court to Ensure Full Protection of Amendment 4 – Sept. 27, 2019

ONE-PAGER – Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Joins Amendment 4 Court Case – Sept. 27, 2019

FULL AMICUS BRIEF – Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida – Sept. 27, 2019





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