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Southern Energy Network joins with group of organizations in condemning Florida voter suppression bill

Students working with the Southern Energy Network registered over 2,000 young voters in Florida in 2010 – and our ability to register voters in future FL elections is under attack.  SB 2086, due to be voted on today in the Florida State Senate, would limit student voting in a number of ways, including:

  • Preventing students from being able to change their address at the polls;
  • Reducing the early voting period; and,
  • Introducing new and difficult regulations for any group working to register voters.

This bill will have a direct impact on our ability to register voters in Florida in the 2012 elections and into the future, as well as our ability to effectively turn out students to vote.  This in an unacceptable and dramatic attack on the ability of young people to vote.

UPDATE: The Florida Senate passed the bill 25-13.  The bill will now go back to the House, which passed a different version.

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May 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment


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