Restore the Votes Campaign
By Willis Mcphee, News 20 at Five
Greg James is one of many ex-felons that can’t vote in Florida. This disenfranchisement stripes American citizens of their rights to vote.
With the help of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Restore the Votes campaign is taking it the streets to help the 4.5 million.
Restore the Vote will travel Florida, Kentucky and Virginia in their very own campaign trucks. The two trucks show images of ex-felons and celebrity activists Judge Greg Mathis and Charles Dutton.
Florida alone deprives more than 1.5 million citizens of their right to vote. More important, Florida silences the eligible citizens more than any other state.
This campaign will promote proactive change, understand the options, identify likely and unlikely allies and send a clear distinct message.