Focus on Florida's 2012 Ballot:Judicial Merit Retention
Florida's judicial merit retention system is intended to protect the judicial branch from political pressures. But this year, a conservative group is actively campaigning to unseat three Supreme Court justices on the basis of a few decisions. Find out what merit retention is and why casting an informed vote is so important.
Sen. Bob Graham on Civic Activism
Former U.S. Senator and Governor Bob Graham discusses CIVIC Concern and civic participation.
We make it simple for you to make your voice heard. Use our easy tool to contact your state legislators or Congressmember. You just type in your address, and we'll find the people who represent you and help you email or call them on any issue you're concerned about.
A great way to spread the word about an important issue is to write a letter to your local newspapers or contact your local TV stations. Put your address into our tool and we'll find your local media outlets and submit your letter to the ones you choose. To make a difference, we have to engage other citizens -- letters to the editor can be an effective means to educate people and get them involved.
Part of CIVIC Concern's mission is to offer Floridians more information about what their elected officials are doing and how it affects their lives. Armed with information, we can demand more accountability and better public policy from our leaders. But it will only work if we raise our voices together. Encourage your friends and colleagues to join you in building a better Florida.
In the News
Oct 4, 2010
Visit our voter info page for resources to help you understand the amendments on the ballot, easily request a ballot in the mail, and more.
Aug 2, 2010
Learn about two new tools promoting effective civic participation: Senator Graham's book America, The Owners Manual and the Justice by the People program.
Aug 2, 2010
The oil and natural gas industries have launched a massive effort to convince legislators and the public to allow new drilling in the Gulf -- and they have persuaded plenty of people. But do their claims hold water?