Statewide Church Petition Drive "Liberation First Sunday" for Restoration of Voting Rights Amendment

Florida Churches Statewide are called on to collect petition for "Liberation First Sunday" event
By: Florida Voters Campaign, PAC
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Nov. 18, 2017 - PRLog -- Florida churches statewide have been called upon to execute a statewide petition drive for the Restoration of Rights Voting Initiative for December 10, 2017, called "Liberation First Sunday"  which is designed to make sure the initiative meets  a February 1, 2018 deadline for making the November 6, 2018 ballot. The statewide effort is  organized by the  Florida Voters Campaign  PAC, an advocacy organization. The statewide effort is  for registered voters to  complete a petition for the Restoration of Voting Rights Amendment so that    enough certified petitions are secured by February 2018 to meet the requirements necessary to place the initiative on Florida's ballot. .This is the first initiative of its kind that disproportionately impact the African American community.

In Florida, over 1.5 million citizens are prevented from voting because (in the past), they were convicted of a felony offense.... many which are nonviolent offenses, although they have paid their debts to society, having served their time and are  tax paying citizens... still they are precluded from voting or participating in the franchise. A nation that believes in second chances, has essentially closed the door.  Having our churches rise to the occasion, we can fix that.

Regarding the importance of "Liberation First Sunday",  Michael Dobson, Chairman of the Florida Voters Campaign says, "Churches have always been the back bone of the black community and if this initiative fails, it would lay heavy on churches as well as civil rights organizations. So, this event allows them to step up to the table and push the initiative to victory. These are the times when we ask  Churches to rise up and remind even political leaders  what is moral and just in a society.  Restoring the rights of voting to tax paying Floridians who have made a mistake and paid for that mistake, is right, and is just. It also does what we all know to be equally right, that is a Second Chance to fellow human beings"

Mr Michael Dobson, also adds that, "the Florida Voters Campaign PAC calls  upon every elected official and community leader in Florida  to join our churches,  and support this important effort". This efforts partner is also the Reverand Gregory James who adds" we ask my fellow clergy to help us make sure that citizens who have returned to our communities do actually get a solid Second Chance"  .

The Restoration of voting rights Amendment received the approval of the Florida Supreme court on April 20, 2017 after submitting a little over 70,000  petitions in March 2017, which were required to trigger the courts review of the language. The initiative now must present to the State of Florida a total of 766, 200  verified and/or  certified petitions by February 1,  2018, before it can be placed on the November 2018 ballot. To find out how you or your church can participate in Liberation First Sunday, visit the Florida Voters Campaign PAC website at

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