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Undermining Democracy: Why 1-in-10Voting-Aged Floridians is NOT Allowed to Vote/Oct 19 in Boca Raton


Aug. 8, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla.

Undermining Democracy: Why 1-in-10 Voting-Aged Floridians is NOT Allowed to Vote / Oct 19 in Boca Raton
Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 6:17pm

UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY:
Why 1-in-10 Voting-Aged Floridians is Not Allowed to Vote

Public is Invited to FREE Bipartisan Discussion Hosted by
The League of Women Voters, Palm Beach County
& The Voting Rights Coalition
October 19 in Boca Raton

What:
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is inviting the public to a FREE bipartisan discourse: UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY: Why 1-in-10 Voting-Aged Floridians is Not Allowed to Vote. The event is co-sponsored by The Voting Rights Coalition and the Healing Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton.

When:
Saturday, October 19  /  2 to 4 p.m.

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton
2601 St. Andrews in Boca Raton
(On the west side of St. Andrews Blvd., several blocks north of Glades Rd.)

Speakers:
+ Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor
Topic: How the Disfranchisement of Former Felons Affects Our Community

+ Jessica Chiappone, Vice President of the Florida Voting Rights Restoration Coalition
Topic: The Reality of Being a Felon in Florida

+ Heather Corpin, Voting Rights Coalition
Topic: Restore the Vote

+ Mark Schneider, Board member of the ACLU of Florida & Professor Emeritus of Sociology from Southern Illinois University
Topic: Florida's Executive Clemency Process

Refreshments will be served following the discussion.

Sponsors:
This FREE workshop is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, The Voting Rights Coalition and the Healing Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton.

About the Healing Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton:
The Healing Justice Task Force came about as a result of the study of Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color Blindness.  After realizing how broken the justice system has become, some of those studying the book decided it wasn't enough to just read about it, it was time to turn anger into constructive action by bringing awareness to these issues through a film and conversation series. The Task Force is currently focusing on the issues of voter's rights and juvenile justice as part of a larger movement to bring justice to an ailing "justice" system.

About the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County and The Voting Rights Coalition:
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. The Voting Rights Coalition is a non-partisan advocacy coalition with member organizations throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, please call
561.276.4898 or visit www.lwvpbc.org.

Available for interview:
Mark Schneider
ACLU of Florida

561.752.0946
masch@aya.yale.edu

AnnaMarie King
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton

561.901.0030
K4EVER39@aol.com

Media Contact:
Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.

561.756.4298
gary@pr-bs.net