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May 5, 2010
Called "disastrous" and "daunting," the oil slick in the Gulf continues to grow and threatens Florida's coastline, and along with it our fishing, seafood and tourism industries. And yet, the two legislators in line to become House Speaker and Senate President refuse to abandon their plans to allow new drilling within 10 miles of our shores! Take action now.
Apr 24, 2010
"Nothing short of despicable." "Shows legislators' disdain for democracy." "Everything about it stinks." "Poison pill amendment designed to fool voters." The legislators' plan to confuse voters and render Amendments 5 and 6 meaningless is being universally skewered by editorial boards around the state. Read the articles here.
Apr 20, 2010 (Tampa Tribune)
Past NAACP President and Chair of NAACP Legislative Committee Leon Russell says "Contrary to the repeated claim made by members of the Legislature who are involved in the redistricting process that they seek to enhance minority voting rights, it seems that they intend the opposite. Insofar as minority voters are concerned, the proposed amendments are a sham."
Apr 15, 2010
CIVIC Concern delivered a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist signed by 28,014 Floridians urging him to veto SB 6.
Mar 31, 2010
This week, more than 8000 Floridians signed a letter urging state leaders to stop HB 7189 and SB 6. The 197-page petition was delivered to Governor Charlie Crist and members of the Florida House this morning via email.
Jan 13, 2009
In less than a week, more than 1700 Floridians signed a petition urging state leaders not to raid the Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund.