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President Goodman speaking at LWV Martin County Voting Rights Forum

Thursday, October 19th — 6:30-8:00 p.m.
10th Street Recreation Center: 724 SE 10th St. — Stuart
Is gerrymandering really a thing of the past?
Should ex-felons be allowed to vote?
Moderator – Eve Samples
Opinion Editor & Audience Engagement Editor, Treasure Coast Newspapers


Pamela Goodman – President, League of Women Voters of Florida

Beginning in 2010, the League of Women Voters led the “Fair Districts” campaign to end the practice of gerrymandering in Florida. Ms. Goodman was at the forefront of that successful effort, which ended in a dramatic decision by the state Supreme Court. A dynamic speaker, she will explain how and why Florida’s Congressional and Legislative Districts have changed, what their status is today – and what it all means to YOU.

Dr. Elizabeth Jackson – Regional Organizer, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Nearly 1.7 million Floridians are deprived of their right to vote because Florida denies that right to citizens with felony convictions – even after they have completed their sentences – one of only three states that do so. Among her many other professional and civic contributions, Dr. Jackson is the Congressional District 18 coordinator for the 2018 Ballot Initiative Amendment Campaign to end that discriminatory policy.

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