"This punish-the-voters strategy comes as lawmakers are under attack this session for what critics see as an overly restrictive way of carrying out Amendment 4 by making a felon’s right to vote contingent on payment of all fines, fees and court costs." ...
Some Republicans want to change the state Constitution by requiring two-thirds of voters — the current threshold is 60 percent — to approve future amendments. It's an ill-conceived idea that's undemocratic.
PROTECT AMENDMENT 4: Lawmakers have proposed bills that would undermine Amendment 4. Almost 65% of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, and the language was clear and unambiguous. The Senate bill will be heard in committee this Monday at 1:30. Make these calls today! ...
Amendment 4 – which restored the eligibility to vote to 1.4 million people with a past felony conviction last November — is in danger. On Tuesday, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed a bill that could impact full implementation of Amendment 4, narrowing the language of those eligible ...
Republics are afraid they won't be reelected. They'll do anything to undermine Ammendment 4. :(
We voted. The decision was made. Whats with repubs.
Just follow the law!
The voters decided, try acting like adults!
We’ve already voted for this!
Called this morning!
Conflicted felons must pay restitution before they can vote. No freebies!
No consequences for being a scofflaw!
Enforce the law as written & approved by voters.
I've placed 2 calls to Representatives. Waiting for the next step.
We knew this would happen when a Republican was elected Governor.
Did you think he would let it pass- he knows these people would be a new , welcome addition to the Democratic Party 🗣🗣🇺🇸
Please take note of the lawmakers who do not respect the will of the voters. We voted them in, we can vote them out. Obviously they think we are stupid.
Amendment 4 is under attack. This will affect the lives of 1.4 million Floridians. Add your name to this Florida Rights Restoration Coalition petition to let Tallahassee know that we will rise against ANY attempt to thwart the will of the voters. ...
The Florida House Education committee has passed a School Safety bill that would allow the arming of teachers. The Senate Infratructure and Security Committee delayed it's vote until next Tuesday. Stay tuned, keep making calls. Teachers, students and parents don't want our teachers armed. Listen to retired Deputy Sheriff Jim Verity to find out why. Go to StopSB7030.com to take action now! ...
I thought it was delayed and not passed???
I did not even watch it but too much teacher and student crime; not a good idea!
This bill is a pathetic over-reaction to a tragedy that would have most likely been prevented if all the school's safety measures had been faithfully followed. Not to mention the failure of the shooter's family and local entities that didn't keep firearms away from him.
Anybody else completely surprised that this was on ed committee agenda today? Had no idea.
Our testimony against the House bill that would allow guns in the classroom is featured heavily in this article. Check it out, and then call your Representatives and tell them to not allow guns in our classrooms! For more information on how to take action: StopSB7030.com ...
Some ideas are just blatantly bad. Today it is illegal to possess a gun on any school campus even in a car. If this bill passes, there will be guns on every school campus. Not in cars but in classrooms. If this idea is the best our legislators can think of and are willing to fund to keep schools safe, they apparently care more for guns and gun sellers than children.
Our lobbyist is goooood!
This is a HORRIBLE IDEA.
Boo. Vote the bums out.
Can’t wait ‘til one of the armed teachers goes through a nasty divorce and wants to end it all, or ‘til an African American kid goes to pull a comb or a pen out of his pocket and is shot because “it looked like he was drawing a weapon” or ‘til a troubled kid overpowers one of these teachers. More guns is not the answer. This is disturbing on a lot of levels.