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Desmond's Story.

Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the current Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), and graduate of Florida International University College of Law.

Through the hard work of Florida voters and unwavering dedication of a truly grassroots movement, we have reached a historic milestone and have officially placed Amendment 4, the Voting Restoration Amendment, on the ballot.

Voters took matters into their own hands to ensure that their fellow Floridians, family members, and friends who’ve made past mistakes, served their time and paid their debts to society, are given a second chance and the opportunity to earn back their eligibility to vote.

Desmond Meade
Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy and spokesperson for Second Chances Florida Campaign.