Let my people vote with Desmond Meade
This is one of our favorite episodes.
Desmond Meade is the Founder and President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
More importantly, he is somebody who has been directly impacted by voting rights restrictions. He spent years addicted to drugs and served time in prison. As a result, he is one of the million plus US citizens living in Florida who has had their voting rights stripped away.
We talk with Desmond about why he turned his life around, why he decided to stay in Florida and fight for the rights of others, and some incredibly promising developments in his fight to restore voting rights.