This is urgent: As currently written, Senate Bill 7086 will restrict voting rights returning citizens gained after Amendment 4 went into effect in Florida. On Tuesday, April 30, the full Senate will hear and vote on SB 7086. Call Senator Jeff Brandes and Senate President Bill Galvano and urge them to oppose Senate Bill 7086. Tell them that voting rights should not be based on the size of a person’s bank account!
Suggested call script:
Hi, my name is _________ and I’m calling to urge State Senator _______ to oppose SB 7086 as it's currently written. 1.4 million people throughout Florida just had their voting rights restored by Amendment 4. This bill will exclude many of those new voters because they owe civil debts that were continued after their criminal sentence. This was not the will of Florida voters when they overwhelmingly passed for Amendment 4. As voting rights are under attack all across our country, we need to protect them in Florida. Please ask State Senator _______ to stand up for voting rights and oppose SB 7086 as currently written.
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