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.
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.
The most powerful special interests in our state, and the legislators that do their bidding, hate that Floridians can directly amend our Constitution on Election Day. Urge your state representative and senator to oppose the Anti-Voter Initiative bills that make it harder for Floridians to participate in our democracy.