People For the American Way Foundation

Registration drives to resume in Florida

Last week, Judge Robert Hinkle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an injunction blocking most of the worst provisions of HB 1355. While the litigation proceeds, community groups are set to resume their voter registration efforts. The League of Women Voters of Florida and Rock the Vote will be back in business as soon as they register with the state.

Deirdre Macnab, League of Women Voters of Florida, President:

Now it’s time for our volunteers to work overtime to make up for lost ground. Our goal? To make sure every eligible Floridian has the opportunity to have their voice heard and their vote counted.

Marilynn Wills, Vice President, League of Women Voters Tallahassee:

Heather Smith, Rock the Vote, President:

Florida is an important youth vote state. This decision enables us to get back to the work of encouraging a new generation of engaged voters and future leaders.

For more information, check out The Right to Vote under Attack: The Campaign to Keep Millions of Americans from the Ballot Box, a Right Wing Watch: In Focus report by PFAW Foundation.


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