Equal Ground launches ‘Vote for Black Lives’ campaign

The Black voters empowerment organization Equal Ground is launching a statewide effort to expand and protect Black voter participation this year, in a campaign called “Vote for Black Lives.”

The campaign, which will include participation from representatives of Florida churches, historically black colleges and universities, and other organizations, is striving to increase Black voter turnout above the 61% turnout seen in 2022.

The effort comes after two years of Republican-led legislative efforts to rework Florida’s voting and election laws. Those efforts drew widespread criticism from many Black organizations including Equal Ground, who charged the changes were attempts to discourage and thereby

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