In 2018, Florida citizens overwhelmingly voted yes on Amendment 4, the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, a state constitutional amendment to restore the voting rights of Florida residents who were charged with a felony and had served out their prison sentences.
Despite this clear expression of intent by the voters of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have been unyielding in efforts to defy the people's wishes, no matter how many times this amendment is upheld in courts. Just yesterday, DeSantis filed yet another appeal of the voters' decision.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), a grass-roots organization of returning citizens (formerly convicted persons), has been at the forefront of the effort to see that this amendment is recognized and implemented by Florida's state leadership, and is organizing this ride along with the CFC Motorcycle Council. FRRC reportedly expects hundreds of riders from around the country.
The Ride for Racial Justice is tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Contact FRRC if you are interested in participating, the riders will travel from the FRRC headquarters to the Orange County Courthouse and the Orange County Supervisor of Elections to protest police brutality.
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