Melbourne City Council Opposes State Legislation That Could Negatively Impact Its Citizens (HB 17, SB 1158, HB 487, SB 330)
Rigged voting districts must be redrawn and fast, says Florida Judge!
This email from Ellen Freidin (leader of the Redistricting campaign that successfully passed Amendments 5 & 6) refers to several recent articles showing that Florida redistricting is a topic of high national interest. There is also a link to a video of court hearings to decide whether to use the unconstitutional map for the 2014 elections. The article includes a link to Friday's hearings before Judge Lewis - this These hearings are NOT boring, but very entertaining courtroom drama. The attorneys for the legislature are in an unenviable position, and the Fair Districts attorneys very eloquently take them to task.
Last week, a massive expansion of Florida's voucher system was filed in the state legislature, a plan that could defund public schools and divert millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions...
On Feb. 6, Palm Bay again failed to pass a strong fertilizer ordinance. We have some suggestions.
'…Given Florida's dismal recent track record for protecting water resources and our sensitive lands…' Florida's citizens are going around the Florida legislature to pass a Water and Land Conservation amendment. Read excerpts of Ocala Star Banner editorial expressing support.
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.