Virtual Press Briefing: Voting Rights Advocates Sound the Alarm on Florida’s Anti-Voter Legislation

TALLAHASSEE  All Voting is Local Florida will host a virtual press briefing in partnership with fellow voting rights advocates on Monday, February 14 at 10 a.m. ET to express their concern over the drastic changes being proposed to Florida’s elections by current legislation.

Senate Bill 524 and the accompanying House Bill 7061 propose to create an Office of Election Crimes and Security, add troubling new barriers to returning vote-by-mail ballots, and increase third-party voter registration fines from $1,000 to $50,000. In addition, the legislation would demand even more work from supervisors of elections and create new expenses without giving them increased budgets. 

Our panel of voting rights activists will offer their perspectives to reporters on different aspects of these bills, explaining the dire consequences they could have for voters and election officials.

What: Virtual press briefing on Florida’s Senate Bill 524 / House Bill 7061

When: Monday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. ET

Who: 

  • Cecile Scoon, State President, League of Women Voters of Florida 
  • Abdelilah Skhir, Election Policy Strategist, ACLU of Florida
  • Frederick Velez III, National Civic Engagement Director, the Hispanic Federation 
  • Brad Ashwell, Florida State Director, All Voting is Local

RSVP: Register here for the Zoom call