FRRC South Florida Day of Action Pushes for Change

March 11, 2009

La Rhonda Odom, (786) 363-2719 or

MIAMI – The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) and the ACLU of Florida will host a free screening of “Locked Out: Ex-Cons and the Vote,” a BET Special examining the national felon disfranchisement crisis, followed by a panel discussion and community forum on civil rights restoration tomorrow, Thursday March 12 in conjunction with its second annual statewide Day of Action.

WHAT: Screening of Locked Out: Ex-cons and the Vote

WHEN: 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 12

WHERE: Greater Bethel AME Church, 245 NW 8th Street, Miami


Carlos Martinez, Miami Dade County Public Defender
Tiawan Daniels, who is featured in the BET Special

This event is one of many events around the state of Florida to mark the FRRC’s Day of Action and follows yesterday’s release of an ACLU report detailing results from a survey of all 67 counties’ elections offices, an overview of the current problems with the restoration of civil rights process, as well as recommendations to end the reconstruction-era ban on voting in Florida. A copy of the report is available at:

About the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
It is the mission of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition ("FRRC") to have Florida join the 40 states in the nation that automatically restore the civil rights of all individuals with past felony convictions upon completion of non-monetary terms of their sentences.

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