Jacksonville, Fla. -- On Sunday, November 4th, at 6 p.m., Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life Action Fund, will lead a revival-style “Get Out the Vote” worship service with Pastor R.L. Gundy at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.
On the ballot in November is Florida’s Amendment 4. That measure will return the eligibility to vote to most people with past felonies who have completed their sentences--including any probation, parole, and restitution.
According to the ACLU, Florida is one of only four states in the nation that permanently bans returning citizens from voting unless they complete a complex and difficult process of petitioning lawmakers to change the rules. If Amendment 4 passes this November, about 1.4 million people would regain the ability to vote
This will be the final stop on the pastors’ three-city Moral Revival for Voting Rights tour.