PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said 1.7M Floridians are convicted felons and that it can take years to get voting rights restored. In November, voters will have a chance to change state law. A yes vote would automatically restore most voting rights for convicted felons who complete their sentencing.
PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-Louisiana) said Florida is one of four states that do not automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons who have completed their sentencing.
PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III Winter Haven resident Johnnie Thomas spoke about how her son got convicted of driving offenses decades ago and still has not had his voting rights restored.
PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III Politicians from Winter Haven, Haines City, Lake Wales, Frostproof and Lake Hamilton attended the town hall event. State Rep. Sam Killebrew (R-Winter Haven) was the only elected Republican who attended.
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HAINES CITY – According to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven), Thursday marked the first time a U.S. Senator ever made a public appearance in Haines City.
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