Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed: Legislature’s Amendment 4 bill is a return to Jim Crow voting practices

Florida state Senator Janet Cruz, member of Let America Vote’s Board of Advisors, wrote a guest column criticizing the new poll tax passed by Florida Republicans in the Orlando Sentinel:

“The right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy. Making that right contingent on a voter’s financial situation is an affront to our entire system of government.

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill that requires eligible voters to pay off all court fees and fines before being allowed to exercise their right to vote, which could stop upwards of 1 million people from voting in the 2020 election. Let’s be clear here, this law is intended to suppress the vote of our fellow Floridians.”

Read the full column here.