For more than 50 years, Floridians have used the citizen initiative process to pass popular policies when the leadership of the Florida Legislature refused to listen. Florida voters have approved citizen led changes to our state Constitution that legalized medical marijuana, restored voting rights, increased the state’s minimum wage and banned offshore oil drilling.
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Since 1968, Floridians have organized, put on the ballot, and voted to pass constitutional amendments to improve our state when the Florida Legislature refused to act. Now, some members of the GOP leadership in the legislature want to make it nearly impossible for anyone other than the legislature or the very wealthy to bring constitutional amendments before Florida voters.
We want to ensure you are informed about the proposed constitutional amendments on your ballot that could impact Floridians for generations. That’s why today we’re launching our Informed Voters’ Guide to the Amendments for the 12 proposed constitutional amendments on your ballot.
Florida’s judicial system was once a model for the nation. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. That’s why Progress Florida, on behalf of the Florida Access to Justice Project, has officially submitted a series of proposed revisions to Florida’s Constitution.
Earlier this week, Progress Florida joined Environment Florida and the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida in a legal challenge filed by Earthjustice to the so-called “Smart Solar” amendment backed by Florida’s big utilities.