Blocked from the Ballot: Voting Rights in America

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challenge

Over 6 million U.S. citizens are denied their right to vote due to a prior felony conviction.

During the 2018 midterms, the epicenter of the fight for rights restoration was Florida, where disenfranchisement laws were the harshest in the country.

Floridians had an opportunity to approve a ballot referendum that would automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million people. If passed, it would be the greatest act of enfranchisement in decades.

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Our aim was to tell stories of people from varying political and socioeconomic backgrounds affected by disenfranchisement laws.

 
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opportunity

Our main goals were to shed light on modern issues of disenfranchisement and to amplify the stories of those without a voice and those protecting the right to vote within their communities.


We wanted to bring together multi-disciplinary team to create impactful work about issues of importance.

 
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We produced a photo & written interview series featuring eight people across Florida.

 
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execution

We launched & distributed a micro-site that held the stories prior to the 2018 midterms.

Amendment 4 passed on November 6th and 1.4 million Floridians had their right to vote restored.

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