Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade (born July 22, 1967) is a voting rights activist and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. As chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, Meade led the successful effort to pass Florida Amendment 4, a 2018 state initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with previous felony convictions. In April 2019, ''Time'' magazine named Meade as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Meade's autobiography ''Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens'' was published in 2020; in 2021 he was awarded a MacArthur "Genius Grant." Provided by Wikipedia

by Meade, Desmond
Published 2021
Cornell University Press