The Right to Vote!
In November of 2018 nearly 65% of Florida voters said yes to Amendment 4 – The voting restoration amendment. This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment went into effect on January 8, 2019 making an estimated 1.4 million people with felony convictions eligible to register to vote. After lengthy wrangling in the legislature and courts, it was determined that all fines, legal fees and restitution needed to be paid before the right to vote could be restored. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) needs our help. The Miami Trial Lawyers stand up for the right to vote. Voting is vital to our democracy. Like FRRC the Miami Trial Lawyers are committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.