The committee, in conjunction with the Miami Dolphins Foundation and an NFL Foundation social justice grant, will donate $100,000 to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Fines and Fees program, which assists returning citizens who have outstanding fees to complete their sentences and become eligible to vote.
The donation will impact hundreds of people with past convictions, with a focus on Miami Gardens and the surrounding communities.
“This is a big step that shows the Miami Dolphins’ commitment to the local community and building a more inclusive democracy in our state,” said Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. “The FRRC Fines and Fees Fund helps people with past convictions move forward with their life and exercise their constitutional right to vote.”
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