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#FreeTheVote: The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Comes to Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida

We are excited to host Mr. Desmond Meade and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). Returning citizens are welcome to come out to learn how to have their fees and fines paid. Mr. Meade and the FRRC have already paid over $1 million in fees and fines for residents in Miami Gardens, and are eager to do more.

This is a great opportunity and we want people to come out and take advantage, whether they are students, friends and family of our students, staff, or faculty, or members of the community.

We will also encourage our students to register to vote, if they have not already, so they can be civically engaged.

Between 1pm and 2pm, Continuing Education and Professional Studies will host a book event with Mr. Meade for the Construction Trades Program, as well as any other interested students. They will be giving away free copies of Mr. Meade’s book, Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens.

Between 2pm and 4pm that day, we will be hosting a campus rally between Living and Learning Center #2 and #3, hosted by radio personality Papa Keith. He will have his sound truck and the iSEEFood truck, distributing free meals to the first 150 participants.

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