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.
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
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.