April 28, 2009

Joyce Hamilton Henry, (407) 340-3550;; or

ORLANDO, Fla. – According to a report issued earlier this year by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, Still Voteless and Voiceless in Florida: Florida’s Continuing Disenfranchisement Crisis, over one million Floridians are still barred from voting due to a past felony conviction. Approximately 950,000 Floridians have completed all terms of their incarceration and/or supervision.

Several organizations in central Florida are hosting a workshop on May 11, 2009 to assist individuals with restoring their civil rights.

Workshop to assist individuals with filling out the forms to restore their civil
rights and to answer questions related to the rights restoration process.

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida
American Constitution Society (ACS)-Orlando Chapter
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Democracia USA
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)
Florida Voters League
Jobs With Justice
NAACP-Orange County Branch
Orlando ACORN

FOR MORE INFORMATION: (407) 340-3550

About the ACLU of Florida
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