BY ALEXIA MCKAY
The coalition is hosting a “Free the Vote’’ event at Region Library at 1001 S. Dixie Hwy, New Smyrna Beach, from noon to 5 p.m.
Organizers say this will be a socially distanced event and masks will be required. There will be free food, music, prizes and giveaways.
Early voting afterward
Following the rally, participants are invited to go to early vote. Early voting ends on Nov. 1.
“We are calling on all returning citizens, our family members, our friends, community organizations and allies to join us on Oct. 24 for ‘Free The Vote,’ a day, where all across Florida, we rally, march and vote to protect democracy from those who would try to take it,” stated Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, on its website.
Other “Free the Vote’’ events across Florida on Oct. 24 include Vero Beach, Riviera Beach, Titusville, Gainesville, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Jacksonville.
The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is a grassroots organization that aims to help end discrimination against former convicted felons.