Defend, Protect, Produce Project

Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Amount: $150,000 in 2023

What is the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition?

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Education Fund (FRRC EF), a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Advocacy, works to improve society by strengthening people and communities who have been most weakened by their interaction with the criminal legal system. This grassroots, membership organization is run by returning citizens (formerly convicted persons) dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.

Why do we think this project is important? 

Recently, returning citizens who have the right to vote have been deliberately targeted for criminal prosecution for registering to vote. For this reason, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Education Fund protects over 700,000 returning citizens from attacks on their voting rights and ensures they are included in our democracy and become active citizens in their communities through the Defend, Protect, Produce program.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Education Fund? 

In 2023, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $150,000 to Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to support their Defend, Protect, Produce project.