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Common Cause Urges Florida Senators to Vote Against Anti-Protest Bill

It may be popular with some Florida politicians, but Common Cause Florida members are firmly opposed to it. More than 5,000 of our members have contacted their elected officials to urge them to vote against the bill.

Common Cause Opposes Florida’s Anti-protest Bill

The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1, which would create new criminal penalties for protesting. Our country would not have moved forward without protests. Women’s suffrage. Ending child labor. The 40-hour work week. Voting rights for people of color.

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.

Organizations call on Florida House and Senate Leaders to Increase Transparency, Public Access to Legislative Proceedings

More than 30 Florida grassroots organizations today released a letter to state legislative leaders, urging them to “ensure that the remaining committee weeks and 2021 legislative session have structures and systems in place to ensure accountability and an open, accessible, and transparent process that allows for meaningful input from the public.”

Common Cause Florida calls for immediate resignation of Sen. Rick Scott and Twelve Members of Congress

In the wake of Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Common Cause Florida is calling for the immediate resignation of Sen. Rick Scott and 12 members of Congress after they voted to overturn the will of the people.

The People Must Decide the Next SCOTUS Appointment

With about 40 days until Election Day, and people across the nation already casting ballots in our presidential election, now is not the time to rush through an appointment to the Supreme Court.

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