U.S. Rep. Castor calls on state lawmakers to restore voting rights to ex-felons

02/17/14 Janelle Irwin
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U.S. Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL) and ACLU of Florida president Mike Pheneger greet each other before a press conference calling on restoring rights to ex-felons.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Tampa area member of Congress Kathy Castor is calling on Florida lawmakers to make some drastic changes to the way ex-felons have their civil rights restored. During a press conference in downtown Tampa today Castor said that includes immediately giving them back the right to vote instead of making them wait 5-7 years.

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