To be Distributed To Voting Polling Places In Florida
Desmond Mead is a true inspiration. He is a role model citizen who overcame many obstacles in life. Formerly homeless and suicidal was addicted to drugs and went to prison. He got out 15 years ago. He rebuilt his life and has turned it into an amazing one. He attended college and later graduated from Florida International University College of Law.
Desmond then decided to fight to fully restore the civil rights of returning citizens in Florida, eventually becoming the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) and Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy. As President and Executive Director of FRRC, he was the driving force behind Florida’s 2018 Amendment 4, allowing the restoration of voting rights for 1.4 million Floridians with previous felony convictions. He has appeared on numerous shows such as Al-Jazeera, Democracy NOW, MSNBC and FOX News, and is a guest columnist for the Huffington Post.
Desmond was recognized in 2019 as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, 2019 Central Floridian of the Year.
Today, attorneys Mark NeJame from NeJame Law and Desmond Mead are announcing that 1 million masks will be provided and distributed to voting polling places throughout Florida. Desmond's organization, the Florida Restoration of Rights Coalition (FRRC) has acquired 500,00 masks, and Mark NeJame and NeJame Law are matching this by donating 500,000 more today. A great cause, a great need, a great mission.