Common Cause FL Statement on 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

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Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier victory in Jones v. DeSantis, which declared Florida’s pay-to-vote system unconstitutional. Represented by Covington & Burling LLP, Common Cause Florida has filed an amicus brief in the case, which is available here.

Statement of Common Cause Chair in Florida Liza McClenaghan

“The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued today is anathema to our country’s values. Our republic is stronger when more people participate. The ability to vote should never be conditioned on economic circumstances. The ‘demos’ in democracy means all the people decide, not the moneyed people.”