Media / 02.08.21

Florida State Lawmakers and Voting Rights Advocates Preview 2021 Legislative Session, Urge Putting Voters First 

TALLAHASSEE — At 6:30 p.m. EST, on Tuesday, February 9, Florida Senator Annette Taddeo (District-40), Florida Representative Geraldine Thompson (District-44), and voting rights advocates from All Voting is Local, ACLU of Florida, and America Votes will preview the 2021 legislative session and provide policy recommendations to ensure equitable voting access. 

WHO:
Senator Annette Taddeo, District 40, Florida Senate

Representative Geraldine Thompson, District 44, Florida House

Brad Ashwell, Florida state director, All Voting is Local

Carolina Lopez, Florida Elections Administration Consultant, America Votes

Kirk Bailey, Political Director, ACLU of Florida

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: https://zoom.us/j/99740072885?pwd=ZGcwQWcrcElqSll0akxSUG1CT3AvUT09

Passcode: 866903

RSVP: Travis@AllVotingisLocal.org 

Background:
Florida’s 2020 election cycle was marred by a dysfunctional online voter registration system and confusing guidance for people who wanted to restore their voting rights. In the 2021 legislative session, Floridians are looking to their state legislators to make voting more accessible through the use of voting centers, enhancing opportunities to return vote-by-mail ballots, and extending early voting hours and locations within communities of color.