Ex-Felons Rally in Quincy for Restoration of Voting Rights

Ex-Felons Rally in Quincy for Restoring Voting Rights
Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 14:08:10-04

QUINCY, FL (WTXL) - Community leaders are using the end of early voting to send a strong message about voting rights.

Felon voting rights advocate Pastor Gregory James teamed up with Citizens for a Better Quincy to hold its vote rally, "Voice of the Ex-Felon". Pastor James is an ex-felon himself and has been behind the push for restoration rights for those who have served their time.

On Sunday, dozens of ex-felons, community activists, and residents gathered at the Quincy Courthouse to hear the stories of those who were stripped of their rights.

Organizers said the commitment of these men to mobilizing the community vote despite their disenfranchised status is an example of why the deserve to cast their ballots. Pastor James is also working on a petition to send the Supreme Court in support of restoration rights.