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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Desmond Meade. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Desmond Meade, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Desmond Meade. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Desmond Meade, often where they are interviewed.

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Voting Rights and Voter Suppression with Desmond Meade

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Desmond Meade was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine after he led the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, which returned voting rights to 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people.

In this episode, Desmond chats about how he passed Amendment 4 and how to build broad coalitions across party lines. He also contextualizes the roots of voter suppression and talks about the specific types of suppression tactics he's facing as he tries to organize the million-plus new voters the passage of Amendment 4 created.

Jun 23 2020 · 26mins
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12. Ava DuVernay Takes Us Online, Desmond Meade Leads Us to Vote

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Ava DuVernay was a young teenager when she went to a U2 concert and encountered a flier for Amnesty International that changed her life. She tells host Rebecca Carroll, "it was just that little piece of something that said, 'There's more than you in the world. Look outside, look beyond. Think about the majesty of other people outside where you sit.' All of that opened up a whole new world for me." She recently launched an online education initiative that uses her Netflix series "When They See Us" to teach high school-age kids about systematic racism and the impact of social justice. Plus, Rebecca talks with Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition about why it’s more important than ever to vote.

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Jun 16 2020 · 33mins
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Desmond Meade from Hard Times to Being Featured on Time Magazine on Transparency Talks Podcast

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Apr 28 2020 · 44mins
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Alex Talks to Voting Rights Activist Desmond Meade

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When Desmond Meade got out of prison after serving time for a nonviolent felony, he was homeless and wrestling with addiction. A decade later, he started a campaign that very few people thought was winnable: amending the Florida constitution to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions. His unusual path to success on this politicized issue? Avoid politics, and appeal to principles.

Dec 27 2019 · 40mins
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66. Florida Rights Restoration Coalition President Desmond Meade

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In 2019, Desmond Meade was featured in TIME magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential list for his leading efforts to empower and civically re-engage local communities in Florida.  Meade has seen his fair share of hardship and struggle. He was incarcerated, homeless, but later turned his life around and earned a law degree. Now he’s the […]

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Oct 31 2019 · 41mins
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ComNet19: Desmond Meade, President of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Jones Award Winner

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Intro by Dr. Clarence B. Jones.
Oct 22 2019 · 1hr 8mins
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Desmond Meade Unites the Voters of Florida in the Cause of Justice

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In 2018, Desmond Meade helped pull off the unthinkable. He united Florida voters by leading the campaign to pass Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. The initiative passed by nearly thirty percentage points – a rout in a state that is famous for being split down the middle.

The following year Desmond was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. In October of 2019, Desmond received the Clarence B. Jones Impact Award from the Communications Network. The award is presented to a leader who has used strategic communications and data to demonstrably elevate and advance issues, influence attitudes and beliefs, and inspire action in pursuit of social change.

In this special edition of Let’s Hear It, we present Desmond’s acceptance speech, which co-host Eric Brown called one of the “most exciting and meaningful twenty-seven minutes I have ever experienced.” Desmond tells the story of his own struggles with addiction, incarceration, and redemption, and leaves us all with an extraordinary lesson about how to unite people across their differences. You absolutely, positively don’t want to miss this episode.

Oct 22 2019 · 34mins
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Episode 68 - Time 100's Desmond Meade (Florida Rights Restoration Coalition)

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HEY YOU GUYS LISTEN TO THIS ONE! In probably our most important (and fun) interview yet (ever?), we spoke by phone to Desmond Meade, Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World! Hear about his amazing story and the battle for voting rights and restorative justice in Florida and around the country.
Our conversation touched on everything from A (Abrams, Stacey) all the way to Z (Zippy's Zip-Pac)!

We're taking a short summer vacation, but we'll see you soon....maybe in time for the 2nd Democratic debate? Until then, listen, subscribe, and tell a friend about your favorite podcast [as long as it's us]!
Jul 10 2019 · 53mins
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Desmond Meade and Dale Ho on Restoring the Right to Vote

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The 14th Amendment, ratified exactly 150 years ago, promises equal protection to everyone. But it’s also used to strip the right to vote from millions of Americans who have been convicted of felonies. How did this happen, and who’s affected? Desmond Meade talks to At Liberty about his campaign that could restore voting rights to a huge number of Floridians. We also hear from the ACLU’s Dale Ho, about why the Florida initiative could tip the scales — in a good way — for the rest of the country.
Jul 19 2018 · 25mins
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Let my people vote with Desmond Meade

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This is one of our favorite episodes.

Desmond Meade is the Founder and President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

More importantly, he is somebody who has been directly impacted by voting rights restrictions. He spent years addicted to drugs and served time in prison. As a result, he is one of the million plus US citizens living in Florida who has had their voting rights stripped away.

We talk with Desmond about why he turned his life around, why he decided to stay in Florida and fight for the rights of others, and some incredibly promising developments in his fight to restore voting rights.
Mar 15 2018 · 29mins