The need

The need

One of the most pernicious forms of voter suppression is the disenfranchisement of citizens with past felony convictions. A relic of the Jim Crow era, felon disenfranchisement disproportionately bars Black citizens from voting due to the racist nature of America’s criminal justice system.

The solve

The solve

MTAV partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition in July in an effort to secure voting rights for returning citizens in Florida, contributing $100,000 to FRRC’s fines and fees fund and launching an awareness campaign to spur others to action.

The impact

$100K

Raised for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

650K

Views of Vicks Vlogs

13K

Individuals eligible to vote in the state of Forida for the 2020 election

Amyway Center

Activated into a voting site in Orlando

Vick Votes: A More Than A Vote Vlog

Vick Votes: A More Than A Vote Vlog

Even after Michael Vick served his sentence, he still couldn’t vote. Thanks to the work of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, he is one of 1.4 million returning citizens who now have the opportunity.

 

But there are still over 700,000 Floridians — many of them Black — who cannot vote because they still owe fines or fees.

In The Media

Lebron james joins push to turn out ex-felon vote in florida
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LeBron James, More Than a Vote Donating to Combat Florida Disenfranchisement
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More Than a Vote, founded by LeBron James, donates to help ex-felons register to vote in Florida
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Voters in Florida Wanted Former Felons to Vote — the State Is Stopping Them
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