Gov. Scott Should Help Ensure a Fair and Accurate Census Count
November 6, 2017
Today, 31 national and local nonprofit organizations sent Governor Rick Scott a letter urging the state of Florida participate in the Local Update Census Address program in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. This program aims at connecting officials in state, local and tribal council governments to the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure every person is counted in the 2020 census.
Municipal Elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral Postponed Due to Impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County Voters
September 19, 2017
Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order on September 15, 2017, postponing municipal elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral to October 3, 2017, following an appeal by Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to delay these elections because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County voters.
Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Call on Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to Postpone Elections this Month Due to Devastating Impact of Hurricane Irma upon Florida Voters
September 14, 2017
Today, Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, appeal to Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to postpone municipal and statehouse elections scheduled in the coming weeks due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on the State of Florida and Florida voters.
Report Finds Florida Voting Laws Still Need Improvement 16 Years After Bush v. Gore
October 26, 2016
Sixteen years after the Bush v. Gore vote counting debacle embarrassed the state and threatened to derail the nation's transfer of power, Florida's voting laws are stronger but remain in significant need of reform, Common Cause says in a report released today.
Floridians Must Have Full Accounting of Trump-Bondi Connection
June 8, 2016
Florida's attorney general owes voters a full accounting of her handling of fraud allegations against Trump University and her acceptance of campaign contributions from a Trump-affiliated charity.
Support for Memorial to Overturn Citizens United
March 24, 2015
Peter Butzin, Chair of Common Cause Florida today joined Representative Dwight Dudley (D-St. Petersburg) in a press conference to support for HM 1321, which urges Congress to propose to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to authorize regulation of political contributions & expenditures by corporations be regulated by federal, state, and local governments.
Florida Making Progress In Fixing Problems That Led To 2012 Voting Experience Woes
October 28, 2014
As the 2014 election enters its final days, Florida is making progress in addressing the problems behind the long lines, clerical errors and misallocated resources that bedeviled the 2012 election, according to a new report from Common Cause.