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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.

Voting & Elections 08.18.2020

UPDATE: Jones v DeSantis oral arguments

Today, the federal appeals court held oral arguments in Jones v. DeSantis, a case determining the constitutionality of wealth-based obstacles to voting. "SB 7066 limits the number of poor people who are able to vote. It creates a pay-to-vote scheme that is anathema to our country’s values. The ability to participate in our democracy should never be conditioned on economic circumstances."

Voting & Elections 08.3.2020

Common Cause Florida Files Amicus Brief in Jones v. DeSantis

Represented by Covington & Burling LLP, Common Cause Florida today filed an amicus brief in Jones v. DeSantis, urging a federal appeals court to uphold a decision that concluded a Florida law that created wealth-based hurdles to voting is unconstitutional.

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