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The 2024 Legislative Session Promises a Rollback of Labor Protections

We are tracking bills and initiatives that touch on our mission of advocating for economic fairness, protecting Florida’s environment and animals, preserving local control, and strengthening our democracy. Here are some key bills we’re watching that you may not have heard about.

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It’s Do or Die for Florida’s Ballot Initiatives: what could be on the ballot in November 2024

As important deadlines loom, several major ballot initiatives are racing against time to secure the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. Here's ...
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How to Attend a Local Legislative Delegation Meeting in Your County

In preparation for the 2024 Florida Legislative Session, we are now adding information on legislative delegation meetings being held across this state. We encourage you ...
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Did you vote by mail in Florida? Yes, your request was purged from Florida’s system. Here’s why.

Election officials are sounding the alarm about a new law which purged all vote-by-mail requests from Florida's system. Here's what you need to know about ...
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Ohio voters reject a Republican attack on direct Democracy: Florida voters face the same attacks.

Ohio isn't the only state trying to add hurdles to direct democracy. Florida Republicans have filed a bill every year since 2017 to alter Florida's ...
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How the Far Right Tore Apart One of the Best Tools to Fight Voter Fraud

The Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, has for years operated as a bipartisan success story in election administration. But since early 2022, the far ...
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FPL Parent Company NextEra Slammed With Class Action Lawsuit Over Florida Election Fraud Allegations

FPL is in the news again — this time, their parent company NextEra Energy, has been slammed with a class-action lawsuit over FPL's alleged involvement ...
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Another Year, Another Election Bill; But Returning Citizens Left Out Again

Once again, the Florida legislature passed another election bill this year. That makes six years in a row 😓 the GOP has filed and passed ...
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Let’s Celebrate Florida’s Diversity and Have More Local Freedom

State mandates proposed in Tallahassee would further undermine our ability to freely govern our communities, instead allowing corporations and their big teams of lawyers to ...
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Florida’s Withdrawal from the Electronic Registration Information Center Exposes a Failure in Election Integrity

It is essential that Florida put election security before politics and rejoin the Electronic Registration Information Center program.
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Florida lawmakers pass “resign-to-run” carve-out for DeSantis

Florida state lawmakers pushed an amendment to change the state's "resign to run" law exempting "persons seeking the office of President or Vice President" from ...
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How Will the 98-Page Florida Election Bill Affect Voters?

The Florida Senate filed a 98-page election on April 3 and passed it through its first committee the next day. We break down how this ...
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A sign reminding voters in Pinecrest to return their ballots via vote-by-mail by March 7.

Pinecrest offers a lesson — and a warning — about vote-by-mail and democracy | Opinion

There was a whopping 54% voter participation in the Village of Pinecrest’s off-year local special election. Vote-by-mail made the difference, says the vice mayor of ...
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Ballot Initiatives: The People’s Superheroes of Florida

Whether it was approving medical marijuana in 2016, or restoring voting rights in 2018, raising the minimum wage in 2020, the voters of Florida have ...
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Advocacy Groups Launch Digital Ad Campaign To Boost Vote-By-Mail Enrollment in Florida

Opportunity For All Floridians and the Miami Freedom Project launched a digital ad campaign to boost vote-by-mail enrollment, and to ask Floridians to contact their ...
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Floridians with disabilities may face more voting obstacles | Opinion

Guest author Olivia Babis argues that recent changes to the vote-by-mail request proposed by Secretary of State Cord Byrd could create significant barriers for voters ...
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Florida Voters Removed from Vote-By-Mail Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Because of a new law, all Florida voters were removed from enrollment in vote-by-mail. To participate in future elections via mail-in voting, Florida voters must ...
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Vote-By-Mail has been around since the Civil War and now some Florida legislators want to kill it

Vote-by-mail has been a valuable tool for military personnel and others who face obstacles to voting since the Civil War.
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Don’t Pennsylvania My Florida

Take it from this Pennsylvania transplant: Florida gets Vote-By-Mail right. Let’s make sure Tallahassee doesn’t mess with success.
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Is Vote-By-Mail at risk in Florida?

In recent years, politicians in Tallahassee have sought to add additional steps to the vote by mail option used by millions of Florida voters.
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The Power Company Making Florida into a “Living Hell”

Outrageously high power bills in 2022 are explained by years of political interference from FPL, Florida's largest electricity monopoly.
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What You Need to Know About Florida’s New Vote-By-Mail Rules

Voting by mail is still safe and easy and it works mostly the same in Florida! Despite the passage of SB 90, voting by mail ...
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16 Reasons The Florida Primary Election Matters

While the primary election day is August 23, early voting begins on August 13 in some Florida counties and even earlier in others. You may ...
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An Unnecessary Elections Police Force

No matter our age, no matter our race, no matter how much money we make, we all deserve to have an equal voice in choosing ...
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