Friends – great news. My fellow voter-rights advocate and Floridians can celebrate the Defeat of the Voter Suppression Act (S956/ H7149). The defeat of these bills is a resounding victory for voters and the citizens of Florida. Both houses of our Florida legislature tried to fast track this bill through the legislative process. But our coalition, with an impressive grass roots network (including you!) and aided by key legislators made sure that this did not happen. Last year, we flexed our electoral muscle and casted the deciding votes in elections nation-wide. This year, we will continue to raise our voices, embrace our new found power and tell our opponents that if you try to tamper with the Latino community’s right to vote – or any of our rights for that matter – Democracia Ahora and our network of energized activists will be there to protect the rights our community.
We did it!