We need YOU! Say yes to second chances
By Katy Syed
Chair, Say Yes to Second Chances Action Team
The League of Women Voters is known as a leader on voting rights issues.
In Florida, the right to vote for non-violent felons who have completed all restitution requirements has been taken away – for all but a small number of people. League members across the state are stepping up to the challenge to put the Voting Rights Restoration Amendment on the 2018 ballot, by collecting signatures and educating the public.
There are other non-partisan groups at work, collecting signatures and educating the public about this voter suppression issue; it is important that the League, as a leader on voting rights issues, also be very much involved. When the League puts its heart and hard work into an issue, we see results!
We need ALL Broward members to get involved in this competition (Yes, the State League will have a competition) to collect signatures!
There are many ways to make a difference. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment. Here are three things you can do:
- Request petition forms from the League (954-735-1311 or email addresses below) and collect signatures from your friends, neighbors, coworkers, church or congregation members, and return the completed petitions to us.
- Volunteer to go to carefully selected public events and venues to collect signatures.
- Talk about the issue with people you know. You can learn more about it from these eight key points.
- Join our action team, which is meeting from 1- 2:15 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Let us know if you’re coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can help in this effort to give people in our community a second chance by restoring their dignity and their right to vote, please contact:
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