Art for Justice Fund Grantee Desmond Meade Named One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative

Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an Art for Justice Fund grantee, has been included on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” list for 2019.

Listed as number 12 “for clearing the path to the voting booth,” Meade was honored for his pivotal role in the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida this past November. The ballot initiative restored voting rights to returning citizens. According to his profile for the “100 Most Creative People in Business” list:

“As president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Meade spent most of the previous two years giving speeches, appearing on late-night talk shows, and helping to collect more than 760,000 signatures to get Amendment 4 in front of voters…. Despite the initiative’s passing, Meade and the FRCC will now be focusing their efforts on fighting the obstacles that Florida’s Republican-led legislature is working to place between ex-felons and the voting booth, including a requirement that full restitution be paid before voting rights are restored.”

Read Fast Company’s full profile on Meade here.