Florida Election Law, Controversial Changes to be Discussed at NAACP Forum in Stuart on July 21st

A local party official will appear at a community meeting to explain voter rights and talk about recent changes in the law adopted by the Florida Legislature which are being challenged in federal court
July 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Stuart, FL --- Amid controversy and concern over how sweeping changes in Florida’s election laws will impact voters and voter turn-out, the Martin County Unit of the NAACP will present a town hall forum on “Voting Rights” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21st  at the 10th Street Recreation Center in Stuart.

The featured speaker at the meeting will be Adrienne Gardner, who is secretary of the Martin County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) and also serves as volunteer coordinator for the DEC’s voter mobilization campaign.

Gardner will address a variety of issues, including absentee voting, also known as vote-by-mail, and offer insights regarding the legislation passed earlier this year. The new law reduced the period for early voting from two weeks to one week; requires that voters who move between any of the state's counties use provisional ballots to update their information while at a polling location; and imposes a number of additional regulations on organizations that recruit new voters.  A lawsuit challenging the law has been filed in U.S. District Court by Project Vote and the ACLU.

For additional information, contact Jerry Gore, president of the NAACP/Martin County Unit at

The NAACP/Martin County Unit is an officially recognized branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its mission is to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons and eliminate race-based discrimination.

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