Carl Amritt

Carl Amritt is completing his Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Organization Development & Evaluation at American University. Currently, he works as the Manager of Global Safety & Security at American where he oversees the international risk management program for all international travel. He is also the co-founder of Ealges Elect, a non-partisan student-led voting initiative focused on voter registration, education, and engagement on-campus. During his time at the Roosevelt Institute, Carl completed a summer Emerging Fellowship in 2017 where he conducted policy research on the disenfranchisement of former felons in the State of Florida. He later served as the National Policy Coordinator for the network's first Democratic Access center leading policy research and development in the areas of electoral politics, public finance reform, and civic engagement. Carl is excited to join the Roosevelt Alumni Committee to help fortify the relationship with the network and support a new generation of thinkers and doers.

“Being unable to vote is like being on the fringe of society [as] a citizen that doesn’t have an active participation in it. You are just there, observing. You have no opportunity to affect change.” – Ken Shutle The ability to participate in our political system, and in particular the power to cast a vote,

To learn more about rights restoration and sign a petition to restore the right to vote in Florida, visit our Rights Restoration project page or download the infographic below:      

Voting Rights Restoration Fact Sheet

DOWNLOAD THE PDF  The Problem: Voter Disenfranchisement The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with close to 2.2 million people behind bars. Studies have shown that changes in the criminal justice system and in sentencing laws, not changes in crime rates, are responsible for these shocking numbers. One of the hidden

Rights Restoration

Partnering with Floridians for a Fair Democracy, the Roosevelt Institute seeks to restore the right to vote to millions of voters with a past criminal record. Florida has more than 1.5 million voters who are unable to vote because of a past felony conviction. In 2011, Florida became the fourth state in the country to

Rights Restoration

Partnering with Floridians for a Fair Democracy, the Roosevelt Institute seeks to restore the right to vote to millions of voters with a past criminal record. Florida has more than 1.5 million voters who are unable to vote because of a past felony conviction. In 2011, Florida became the fourth state in the country to

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