Washington, D.C.–People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker today issued the following statement after Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which restores the eligibility to vote to people with past felony convictions who have completed their sentences:
“The passage of Amendment 4 tonight in Florida is a victory for democracy. An estimated 1.4 million people will now have a second chance and be able to exercise their right to vote, having paid their debt to society by completing their sentences. We applaud the people of Florida for making the right choice tonight.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.