As we head into this weekend just before Independence Day, I just want to let you know that at the West Regional Courthouse this week and at the Health Care Day of Action in downtown Fort Lauderdale, we registered a couple of voters and collected 168 rights restoration petitions! Many thanks to Paulo Ayrolla, John Countryman, Bradette Jepsen, Al Rodriguez, and Mary O’Donnell for the wonderful job they did!
Here is a list of what we will be doing during the coming week:
1. On Saturday, July 1st, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM to 6 PM to register voters and collect rights restoration petitions. If you’d like to help at the Library in one of the 2-hour shifts, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. We will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Wednesday and Thursday, July 5th and 6th, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Please let me know if you would like to help out from 9 to 11 AM or from 11 AM to 1 PM. (Note the new earlier hours; we’re trying to beat the heat.)
3. On Friday, July 7th, we will be registering new citizens and collecting rights restoration petitions after a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street in Pembroke Pines. The event is scheduled from 11 to 1, so we will be arriving shortly after 11. Please let me know if you would like to join us for this special event.
4. As for the Rights Restoration Campaign, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition will be having a “Convening” at the Rosen Center in Orlando from July 20th to July 22nd. The conference will address, encourage, and direct the rising enthusiasm to place the Rights Restoration Amendment on the 2018 Ballot. All participants will leave with tangible resources to help them achieve their volunteer goals, including messaging, phone banking, canvassing, and petition collection tool-kits. There will also be an Awards Ceremony on the evening of July 21st, hosted by award-winning actress Vivica A. Fox. For more information about this important event, please click of the following link:
Happy July 4th, everybody!