Why Florida’s Ex-Felons Should Be Able to Vote | NYT – Opinion
Why Florida’s Ex-Felons Should Be Able to Vote | NYT – Opinion Waiting on these, you make some dumb choices here: charge of robbing a Subway. It’S been 4 years in prison 22 years ago, with the wrong crowd: drug charges 11 years in jail. Your pastor at a church today, kissasian helping former prisoners and their families you’ve made a man. Now you want to have a voice in the world, but you live in Florida when out-of-town in our past. After 7 year 20 years later, you get your big day in court. If you’re hearing was in front of Governor Rick Scott, you almost certainly heard that thanks we work for the state. This point, I don’t feel comfortable giving your civil rights, but congratulations on your working for your daughter and there’s no rules or guidelines, there’s no right to clemency. There’S no standards! The governor goes first, if I denied – and it’s over for governor, can turn you away for any reason, no matter how Petty don’t get trap tickets all the time, it just says something: it says: you’re, you don’t care about the law and it’s not just me. Way. More people than his predecessors nearly 200,000 people, but wait. How did we even get here? The law is 150 years old and was designed to keep people that look like me from voting when the Civil War ended, freeing slaves, isn’t it almost half of Florida’s population. The state all-white lawmakers came up with a racist plan to prevent blacks from Gaining power. They created Black Codes, not-so-subtly name laws that stuff black people too harsh sentences for minor offenses. They then anyone with a conviction from voting. They didn’t even try to hide it for the next hundred and fifty years. One question the law, and now here we are murderers and sex offenders are excluded to pass. A voters would need 60 % or more in November. How to restore voting rights, be our voice today, so everyone invested in the future of Florida can help shape that future. From our opinion team:
A November ballot measure in Florida could restore voting rights to ex-felons and forever change national politics.
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