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Activists gathered to meet with lawmakers in Tallahassee to discuss criminal justice reform

They lobbied for several issues, for example, that Florida's First Step Act should consider racial impact
Posted: 6:39 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 22:39:33Z
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Wednesday at the Capitol, hundreds of activists gathered to meet with lawmakers about criminal justice reform.

It was Criminal Justice Reform Lobby Day 2019 and it was sponsored by the ACLU and the Smart Politics Action Group. They lobbied for several issues, for example, that Florida's First Step Act should consider racial impact.

"It's absolutely essential for legislature and elected officials to hear directly from people directly from the community, folks are excited to be here excited to visit with their legislators and tell them that they want a system that does right by the people of Florida," said Micah Kubic, with ACLU of Florida.

They also pushed for lawmakers to stop suspending driver's licenses for non-driving offenses and the removal of employment barriers for people with past convictions.