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Professor H.T. Smith and FIU Law alumnus Desmond Meade took to Facebook Live for a public service announcement about the importance of exercising the right to vote.

The two were joined by Dolphins’ cornerback Byron Jones and running back Patrick Laird.

Watch their PSA here.

Meade, College of Law class of 2014, led the re-enfranchisement charge that culminated in Florida’s 2018 adoption of Amendment 4, the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative. He currently serves as President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Professor Smith, a nationally recognized trial lawyer and trailblazing civil rights pioneer, is the founding director of the FIU Law Trial Advocacy Program.  He teaches Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy.

Reach him at 305-348-8095,, or visit