We are beginning to be notified by members who had pending applications for civil rights restoration that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has summarily DENIED all pending applications for restoration of voting rights for anyone with a murder or sex offense.
This is HORRIBLE!
The letters say:
Dear Mr XXXXXXX,
On March 10, 2021, the Governor exercised his clemency powers to deny the pending clemency applications of all murderers and felony sex offenders. Accordingly, the Governor has denied your request for clemency and your application has been closed.
Under the current Rules of Executive Clemency, you will be eligible to reapply for clemency on March 10, 2023, two years from the date of the denial.
There is no appeal process for the denial of a clemency request.
Coordinator, Office of Executive Clemency
The denial of restoration of civil rights not only prevents impacted people from voting, but it also precludes them from obtaining certain professional licenses.
We need to fight this!!!