Join Civic Nebraska on April 13 in Omaha for our annual celebration honoring Nebraskans who build a more modern and robust democracy. Attendees also will enjoy a keynote speaker from national voting rights advocate Desmond Meade.
Recognized by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World 2019, Desmond Meade empowers and civically re-engages communities to reshape local, state, and national criminal justice policies. In 2018, as executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Meade led the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Amendment 4 was the single largest expansion of voting rights in the country in half a century and brought an end to 150 years of a Jim Crow-era law in Florida. He is married and has five children.