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Ethics 06.24.2024

Anti-Democratic Ethics Bill Becomes Law, Allowing Corruption to Go Unchallenged

“This law undermines the will of the people and will allow corruption to go unchallenged. Let’s be clear: This has never been about minimizing frivolous complaints; this is about making complaints almost impossible," said Amy Keith, executive director of Common Cause Florida.

01.29.2024

"Let’s be very clear: This is NOT a good-government reform. It’s a power grab on one of the few checks citizens have on an unresponsive legislature," said Executive Director Amy Keith.

Summary Judgement Denied - Common Cause Challenge to Discriminatory Florida Congressional Map Moves Forward

Today, a federal court denied the state of Florida’s motion for partial summary judgement in a challenge to the state’s racially discriminatory congressional voting map. The ruling by the three-judge panel in Common Cause Florida v. Byrd leaves the case on track to go to trial on September 26th in Tallahassee.

Voting & Elections 03.7.2023

Common Cause Florida Statement on Opening of Florida’s Legislative Session

Florida lawmakers begin their annual legislative session Tuesday, with the potential for attacks on voting rights and on citizens’ abilities to have a say in their own governance expected to be a focus.

Voting & Elections 09.6.2022

Florida’s Congressional Delegation Scores Poorly on Common Cause’s 2022 Democracy Scorecard

Common Cause releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” showing growing support in Congress for democracy reform

Florida Grassroots Groups call for More Transparency, Public Access to Legislative Processes

Three weeks ago, a group of more than 30 Florida organizations wrote to legislative leaders urging them to “ensure accountability and an open, accessible, and transparent process that allows for meaningful input from the public.” With the policies the organizations object to remaining largely unchanged, the groups held a media briefing to highlight the need for accessible technology, procedures for public testimony and other methods to ensure that the Legislature provides ample opportunities for public input.

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