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SEE BREAKING NEWS BELOW for today's Senate meeting at 2:30:
 
CALL THE SENATORS TO TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON THIS BILL-- SB956!  Then call GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST, The People's Governor, at 850-488-4441, and tell him to VETO the bill, if it ever gets to his doorstep!
 
BREAKING NEWS:  The financial impact statement presented in the meeting packet for today's Senate Ethics and Elections Committee meeting on SB956 is FOR THE WRONG BILL. A financial impact statement is REQUIRED!  See page 126 of http://www.flsenate.gov/cgi-bin/View_Page.pl?Tab=committees&Submenu=1&File=index.html&Directory=committees/senate/EE/
and see page 128 for the date of the bill being considered today.
(The entire relevant pages for today's meeting are PP 126-199.)
 
That financial impact statement was written MARCH 26, 2009 for the ALEXANDER BILL.  It says there is NO IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES.  The Bill being addressed today was filed APRIL 14th by ALEX  DE LA PORTILLA and has HUGE IMPACTS ON COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES!!!  (See page 128) for the date of the bill being reviewed today).
 
TELL THE SENATORS TO KILL THIS BILL.  THE IMPACTS ON VOTERS STATEWIDE WILL BE DISASTROUS!
 
THEN CALL CHARLIE CRIST AND TELL HIM TO GET HIS VETO PEN READY TO VETO THE BILL IF IT EVER SQUIRMS THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE SAUSAGE-MACHINE TO HIS DOORSTEP!
 
DO NOT LET OUR OUTRAGEOUS HEAVILY PARTISAN-CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE GET AWAY WITH THIS POWER GRAB THAT WILL HURT ALL VOTERS IN FLORIDA!!

 
URGENT ALERT!  The Florida Legislature is planning a power-grab that will hurt voters, take away rights, and sweep out dozens of local ordinances.  Senate Elections bill SB956 goes to Committee Thursday, Apr.16th at 2:30 PM.
 
Call these people NOW to OPPOSE SB956:  Phone numbers below.
Committee on Ethics and Elections

Location:
420 Knott Building
Mailing Address:
404 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5828 / Senate VOIP 5828
Members:

Chair: Senator JD Alexander (R)
Vice Chair: Senator Charlie Justice (D)
Senator Carey Baker (R)
Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla (R)
Senator Mike Fasano (R)
Senator Andy Gardiner (R)
Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D)
Senator Nan H. Rich (D)
Senator Garrett Richter (R)
Senator J.D. Alexander, Chair   850-487-5044
Senator Charlie Justice, Vice Chair  850-487-5075
Senator Carey Baker  850-487-5014
Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla   850-487-5109
Senator Mike Fasano   850-487-5062
Senator Andy Gardiner  850-487-5047
Senator Arthenia Joyner  850-487-5059
Senator Nan Rich  850-487-5103
Senator Garrett Richter  850-487-5124
 
See the bill at www.flsenate.gov, bill 956, committee amendments.
 
Tell them you oppose this bill because it
 
forces more voters to vote on provisional ballots, which have a high rejection rate
further restricts voter registration groups  
imposes more restrictions on petition-gatherers
imposes arbitrary fines
expands the “no-solicitation zone”, keeping needed information from voters
further limits acceptable IDS, denying eligible voters the right to vote
increases the  purging of voter rolls, with no time to correct errors before elections
concentrates power in the Secretary of State, a partisan political appointee
sweeps away local ordinances and voter protections
PROTECT VOTERS' RIGHTS!  PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY!
 
Kindra Muntz, President
Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (SAFE)
Co-Founder, Florida Voters Coalition
Member, VoteTrustUSA Leaders
Member, RoundTableOnVoting
safevote@comcast.net
www.safevote.org
941.497.1764
 
 

 

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Kindra Muntz formed the nonpartisan Political Action Committee, Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (SAFE) in January, 2006 to preserve freedom and democracy through verified elections, after two years of research on the problems of electronic (more...)
 

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