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LeBron James' More Than A Vote Group Raising $100,000 For Florida Rights Restoration Coalition To Pay Fines, Fees To Allow People To Register To Vote

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- More Than A Vote announced a partnership Friday with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition that is aimed at securing voting rights for Florida citizens with past felony convictions.

More Than A Vote, a group created by Lakers star LeBron James, Trae Young, Skylar Diggins-Smith and others, will be raising $100,000 for FRRC's fines and fees fund, which provides financial assistance to Floridians with prior felony convictions to pay off outstanding fines and fees in order to be eligible to vote.

The group is also hosting an online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble, the new documentary that chronicles the life of the late Congressman and civil rights leader, with proceeds from the screening going to the FRRC's fines and fees fund.

The announcement marks the first state level campaign for the More Than A Vote group according to Politico.

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