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Florida Representative John Tobia (R - District 31) conducted a survey prior to the 2012 legislative session on a number of issues - the results are available at the link below. Based on just the question about drilling for off-shore oil and gas (77% in favor), it seems his more progressive constituents may have ignored the survey. If true, then these results may be skewed to the right of even right-leaning Brevard County. (Read more to see attachment)

Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) has provided sample emails to use for contacting your Florida Representative and Senator this week to support legislation which would reverse the several voter suppression bills that have already been passed into law.  Please act this week. For more about the good work done at FLIER, visit http://www.floridaelectoralreform.org.

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, a review

Written by | Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:45
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This post is a review of The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. It is related peripherally to campaign financing because there are powerful economic forces who thrive on the nightmare presented in her book, and which will spend mightily in political contributions and lobbying to prevent any change. The book is a powerful one, and I recommend it for all SCPA members.

Who pays most of the taxes?

Written by Ollie George | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:30
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Mr. Donald Gilliland, a Florida Today's Community Columnist, wrote on February 2, 2012 that the wealthy are the ones who pay most of the federal income taxes. It's unclear exactly how he arrived at that conclusion because when I checked his sources, I came up with something completely different. By Ollie George.

Deja vu all over again

Written by | Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:03
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The Supreme Court has done it again, sticking it to Montanans last week like it did to the Arizonans in 2010.  SCOTUS stayed implementation of a 100 year old Montana law that prohibited corporations from spending money on political campaigns. 100 years. A century of Montana state legal precedent thrown out by the SCOTANS because … apparently they like how the political system has flourished under Citizens United and the resulting flood of corporate campaign spending.

Thurs. Feb. 23rd: Stand Up for Repro Rights!

Written by | Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:09
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Action Alert - Stand Up For Reproductive Rights Demonstration
When - Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where - Senate President Mike Haridoplos’ office, 3270 Suntree Blvd, Melbourne FL
Who - The Brevard Chapter of NOW - The National Organization For Women

How do you find out how they voted?

Written by David Cullen, Sierra Club Florida | Friday, 17 February 2012 11:19
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For Florida legislators, here's how to find out how they voted in Tallahassee. Share this info! Let's hold our legislators accountable for voting against the greater public interest, time and again!

Time to change how law is formed

Written by test | Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:01

It is time to change how law is formed. The earth will guide us if we arrange our minds to see and hear. A central principle in Earth Law is that the regulations of law must have a relationship to that which it regulates. Our guest speaker on Febuary 18th, Judith Koons can be seen and heard

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