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ACLU Florida Chief Leaves On The ‘Highest Note’ — Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights

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Howard Simon, who helped spearhead the effort to restore voting rights to Florida felons who have served their sentences, is leaving the ACLU after four decades in Michigan and Florida.

After 40 years of leading American Civil Liberties Union chapters in Michigan and Florida, Howard Simon is calling it quits.

He’ll remain in Florida, and plans to stay active, but will relocate from Miami to the Gulf Coast. The end of a long career with such a venerable organization might normally elicit polite plaudits from across the political spectrum. But that’s not necessarily true when it’s the ACLU.

The organization, whose mission is to challenge conventions, fight for civil rights and, sometimes, advocate for unpopular causes, has become a lightning rod and a punching bag to some.

Read more from our news partner, The Miami Herald.