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Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence SB 7030 will be heard in committee March 26th. Go to stopsb7030.com right now and demand that our lawmakers let teachers do what they do best — teach! ...
Floridians knew what they were voting for in November. This isn't over. We'll continue to fight this overreach on Amendment 4 and give the 1.4 million returning citizens the second chance that the voters approved. ...
"Few know how sacred the vote is like those of us who have lost it and fought to get it back. Because we know how disempowering it is to not have a voice in our community and how sacred getting that voice back is, we will fight against any politician who seeks to diminish or disregard the voice of voters." ...
Since then, we have seen the opening chapter of the largest expansion of American democracy in 50 years. In every county of Florida, people from all walks of life and political backgrounds have registered to vote.
It is sickening that the Republican-dominated legislature--in common with their counterparts in other states on other issues--should undertake to defeat the will of the people in such a blatantly illegal fashion.
Unless they have paid full restitution they have not completed their sentence. Think about all the people that lost their homes and savings to scammers and bankers and the like. No way Jose.
"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.
Shouldn’t we then expel any elected officials with unpaid child support, legal fees, fines, judgements, unpaid bills/credit?
Was this condition precedent in Amendment 4? No? Then why are they writing it in? To restrict voting away from 1) poor people, 2) people of color, but especially 3) poor people of color. GOP = enemy of the people.
We need a billionaire to pay all fees
WE VOTED IN THIS!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!
if legislators can find a way to subvert what voters voted for they find a way. take names and vote them out
Enough already!!! This legislature needs to stop moving the finish line!!!!!
Republicans. That's all that needs to be said: Republicans.
Felon’s right to vote contingent on payment of all fines, fees and court costs 🤔 so who pays the taxpayers? They've already paid enough!
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 ...
Republican lawmakers who do not follow the voters wishes must be replaced and not allowed to then change the rules to nullify the wishes of the people!
What part of 65% don’t they understand?
Why is the legislature even involved?
Made the call. This bill proves once again that the GOP is afraid of voters, hence voter suppression bills like these.
If the legislature goes through with this, I recommend proposing another amendment that specifically overrides the wheezes these folks are coming up with to ignore the Constitution. Be blunt about it.
I thought the advertisements for the amendment said that they should get their voting rights restored when they had paid their debts to society. Don't debts include debts.
Funny everyone I know voted against it, but 65 million voted for it, just wondering how many registered voters are legal in FL.
We voted. The decision was made. Whats with repubs.
Typical politicians. We vote and they change the rules.
I agree. They are trying to undermine our voices. So tired of always getting pushback and undermined at every turn. What has happened to our democracy.
Supposedly someone wants to get to vote without paying their debt to society and that is not being published here. Voters voted for that on the ballet.
We voted. We won. Repubs lost. Deal with it.
Totally endorse Amendment to protect these voting rights as voted by 67% of Florida voters.
It's a violation of the 14th amendment
Politicans never willingly give up power or authority... Never...
Just follow the law!
The voters decided, try acting like adults!
the republicans will do whatever it takes to suppress the vote
There they go again those socialist democrats
I have written FL Reps and will call this week. Resistbot makes it so easy to write.
Calling is a waste of time. The law reads, they dont have to do it so they wont .
The electorate has spoken!
The Parole Board has a data base that holds the status of all paroled people.. It should be the states responsibility to show someone is not eligible to vote. Everyone who EOS's (end of sentence) should be issued a card stating their status.
No consequences for being a scofflaw!
We voted & decided! Anything less is unacceptable!!!
Protect Amendment 4. The people have spoken. Let not the special interests erode democracy.
I've placed 2 calls to Representatives. Waiting for the next step.