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Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade

Keynote Speaker: President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition & Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy

Desmond Meade Biography

Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, a graduate of Miami Dade College, Florida International University College of Law, a Ford Global Fellow, and a 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow.

Recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2019, Meade presently leads efforts to empower and civically re-engage local communities across the state, and to reshape local, state, and national criminal justice policies. His work has resulted in being named Floridian and Central Floridian of the Year 2019.

As President and Executive Director of FRRC, which is recognized for its work on voting and criminal justice reform issues, Meade led the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Amendment 4 represented the single largest expansion of voting rights in the United States in half a century and brought an end to 150 years of a Jim Crow-era law in Florida.

A sought-after speaker, Meade has made numerous appearances on radio and television, and has spoken before national organizations such as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bread for the World. Meade has testified before Congressional members and staffers and was a part of a delegation to the United Nations where he gave testimony regarding disenfranchisement in Florida. Meade orchestrated a historic meeting at the White House between returning citizens and President Obama’s administration. Most recently, Meade served as a Commissioner on the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice which was co-chaired by former U.S. Attorney Generals Loretta Lynch and Alberto Gonzalez.

He is also a member of the Council on Criminal Justice. He has appeared on numerous shows such as Al-Jazeera, Democracy NOW, MSNBC with Joy Ann Reid, FOX News with Dana Perino and Tucker Carlson, Samantha Bee, and All In with Chris Hayes. He is a guest columnist for the Huffington Post in which one of his articles about the death of Trayvon Martin garnered national attention.

Meade has been featured in several newspaper and magazine articles and was chosen as a “Game Changer” by Politic 365, as well as being recognized as a “Foot Soldier” on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC. Meade is married and has five beautiful children.

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Desmond Meade Videos

Can't Just Preach: Desmond Meade
Desmond Meade & Judith Browne Dianis - 2018 Bend Toward ...
Voting Rights For All | Desmond Meade

How to book Desmond Meade?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Desmond Meade for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Desmond Meade, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Desmond Meade or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Desmond Meade?

Booking fees for Desmond Meade, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Desmond Meade, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Desmond Meade?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Desmond Meade for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Desmond Meade for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Desmond Meade or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Desmond Meade or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Desmond Meade is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Activism, Overcoming Adversity and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Desmond Meade for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Desmond Meade generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judge Glenda Hatchett, S. Lee Merritt and Maya L. Harris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Desmond Meade for an upcoming event.

Desmond Meade Videos

Can't Just Preach: Desmond Meade
Desmond Meade & Judith Browne Dianis - 2018 Bend Toward ...
Voting Rights For All | Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade Reviews

  • New Mexico State Bar Foundation - Aug 30 2022

How to book Desmond Meade?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Desmond Meade for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Desmond Meade, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Desmond Meade or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Desmond Meade?

Booking fees for Desmond Meade, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Desmond Meade, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Desmond Meade?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Desmond Meade for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Desmond Meade for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Desmond Meade or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Desmond Meade or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Desmond Meade is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Activism, Overcoming Adversity and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Desmond Meade for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Desmond Meade generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judge Glenda Hatchett, S. Lee Merritt and Maya L. Harris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Desmond Meade for an upcoming event.

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