Amendment 4 Implementation Seminar

Amendment 4 Implementation Seminar

Location

Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers Florida 33919
Florida US
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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AMENDMENT 4 IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR

Cecile Scoon, League of Women Voters of Florida, Voting Rights Restoration Chair will conduct training for attorneys and advocates on Amendment 4 Implementation. 

Amendment 4 passed in November 2018.  The Florida legislature passed SB 7066, a bill greatly restricting the ability of citizens with past felonies to register to vote.  To assist with the heavy burden created by SB 7066, the League of Women Voters has created a CLE-approved training for volunteer attorneys (and other non-lawyer volunteers) to help persons with felony convictions register to vote.  Admission is free.  Registration requested.

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Questions about this seminar?  Contact Jim Pelstring, voterservice@lwvlee.org.

Questions about Amendment 4? Contact Cecile ScoonLWVFL Voting Rights Restoration Chairat cmscoon1@knology.net Call or text at (850) 319-1975

SPEAKER:  Cecile Scoon, League of Women Voters of Florida, First Vice President and Voting Rights Restoration Chair.

Cecile Scoon received a Visual and Environmental Studies undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1981. She is currently a civil rights lawyer in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from U. Virginia School of Law in 1984, she spent five years as an active duty Air Force JAG prosecuting in military courts martial. She retired from the A.F. reserves as a Major in 2005.

Cecile attempts to protect the rights of those wronged at work due to their race, religion, age, disability, place of birth, or unwanted sexual advances.

 Amendment 4:  In November 2018, 64.5 percent of 8 million Florida voters supported Amendment 4 to restore the right to vote for 1.4 million Floridians after they have completed all terms of their sentence including parole or probation.   Effective January 8, 2019, returning citizens who have completed their sentences and qualify for reinstatement can register to vote. The Florida legislature passed SB 7066, a bill greatly restricting the ability of citizens with past felonies to register to vote.  To assist with the heavy burden created by SB 7066, the League of Women Voters has created a CLE-approved training for volunteer attorneys (and other non-lawyer volunteers) to help persons with felony convictions register to vote.

Voting Restoration Amendment:  This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation.  The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis.

Contact Information
Jim Pelstring
voterservice [at] lwvlee.org
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