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Once every twenty years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration
The Constitution Revision Commission just completed its 22-minute meeting to put forth public proposals from more than 2,200 submittals. To say their consideration was anything less than a flagrant dismissal of the voice of Floridians would be too kind. Please read our letter signed with partner organizations expressing our grave concern. And be assured the League will continue to closely monitor and make recommendations as this Commission's process moves forward. Join us: www.lwvfl.org/become-a-member/...
Dear Leaguers, The Constitution Revision Commission just completed its 22-minute meeting to put forth public proposals from more than 2,200 submittals. To say their consideration was anything less than a flagrant dismissal of the voice of Floridians would be too kind. Please read our letter signed...
They are not interested in the voice of the people.
They didn't even bother to hold a hearing in Broward County!
The letter was excellent, thank you.
We will continue to fight for Grandparent Rights
PUB 700709 Rights of Grandparents by James Karl, Esq. AGA Board of Directors
ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Section 23. Right of privacy.
SECTION 23. Right of Privacy
Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person's private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed to limit the public's right of access to public records and meetings as provided by law. This section shall not be construed to limit a grandparent's right to seek visitation of their grandchildren when a compelling state interest exists relating to the best interest of the child.
(Our intent here is to add this provision to the Florida Constitution to allow grandparents the right to seek visitation of their grandchildren. The state already has a compelling interest in “protecting the physical and psychological well-being of minors.” So, I would think this would allow grandparents visitation if the grandparents could prove that their absence had a negative effect on the child.)
The Right to Privacy Act as it stands now:
If a grandparent should bring a case for grandparent visitation to the Florida court system and if the decision is favorable for the grandparent; the child’s parents have the right to appeal. The parents will win on appeal, due to the present wording of Section 23.
Learn how harmful it is to children and adults when grandparents are denied contact with their grandchildren:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida is starting to experience its own solar boom, and it's the result of a growing grassroots movement teaching people how to make money off their roofs. A new report by the solar industry publication PV Magazine showed the Sunshine State leading the nation in solar growth,…
Gainesville braces for trouble Thursday night. Students and activists plan to protest the racist speaker. "Spencer’s advocacy of a 'white ethno-state' has mobilized his alt-right supporters and his many detractors who call him a racist. At past speeches, those camps have sparred, sometimes devolving into street brawls and arrests — most notably in Charlottesville, Va..." goo.gl/dM7HWB...
Showing up only serves Spencer’s goals. Gives him the attention he craves. Ignore his grandstanding. Instead, show up at the ballot box, the community forums and projects, the local philanthropic efforts. That is where you can take a stand and make a positive difference.
God bless and keep everyone safe.
What would happen if no one showed up
Floridians, we are better than this. I hope there's thousands of peaceful Floridians standing up for humanity tomorrow. This cannot be accepted as normal. For any, and for all.
Hoping no one gets killed at this event. UF should have had the balls to stand up against this regardless of the potential lawsuits.
New Floridians often don't realize that Florida was important during the Civil War because its long shoreline enabled blockade running.10/17 Today in Florida History from the Florida Historical Society!
1863 - The Union ships, “Adela” and “Tahoma,” shelled a Confederate fortification at Tampa on this date. A number of casualties were inflicted. On land, Federal troops reached the Hillsborough River at about 6:00 a.m. Sighting the blockade runners “Scottish Chief” and the “Kate Dale,” they set both ships on fire. The “Scottish Chief” had a cargo of 156 bales of cotton, while the “Kate Dale” carried 11 bales. Confederate forces, under the command of Captain James Westcott, attacked the Federals later in the evening and killed five soldiers, wounded ten, and took seven prisoners. Confederate losses were not reported. ...
When you #SaySomething, you can prevent violence before it happens. "Say Something Week" is October 16 - 20, 2017. And then, on and on...When you #SaySomething, you can prevent violence before it happens. Visit www.sandyhookpromise.org/bringsaysomething to bring Say Something to your sc... ...