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AKAs and Alphas to Help Florida's Ex-Offenders Regain Their Civil Rights


On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will offer restoration of rights services provided by the Miami -Dade Public Defenders Office, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and other agencies. This activity is scheduled from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Blessed Catering Banquet Hall, 5711 NW 6th Place, Miami, FL  33127 and is a part of a day of voter empowerment and civic engagement by Miami’s two oldest black Greek-letter organizations.


According to the ACLU, in Florida, a past felony conviction usually means loss of civil rights, including the right to vote, to hold public office, to serve on a jury and to hold certain types of state occupational licenses.

Statistics from the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition show that close to one million Floridians are affected by this civil rights ban. Under current Florida law, there is a five-year wait for ex-offenders to apply to have their rights restored.

If you have questions or need your rights restored, don’t miss this activity.


WHAT:     Restoration of Rights

DATE:      Saturday, September 22, 2012

TIME:      10:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE:  Blessed Catering Banquet Hall, 5711 NW 6th Place, Miami, FL  33127


For more information call (786) 314-1106 or email novotenohope@gmail.com.




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