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The New York Times and St. Pete Times articles cover it all.
Call your legislators around the state, and let them know what you think of their voter suppression tactics.
Tell them to VOTE NO on SB956 and House Bill PCB-EDCA 09-08.
We can't let all power be concentrated in the Secretary of State!
Kindra Muntz, President
Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections (SAFE)
Co-Founder, Florida Voters Coalition
Member, VoteTrustUSA Leaders
Member, RoundTableOnVoting
It ain't the apple, it's the whole barrel

By Howard Troxler, Times Columnist

Published Friday, April 17, 2009

It took only two pages on Friday for a grand jury to indict former House Speaker Ray Sansom and his friend, the president of Northwest Florida State College...

Irony of ironies — on the same day as the Sansom indictment, the Legislature rammed through a huge, bad elections bill that no one had the chance to see in advance.

Deregulate the telephone companies! Pay off the gambling industry! Keep all the sweetheart tax breaks! Weaken Florida's rules for developers! Cut the university budget! Gut the class-size amendment!

This is the Legislature that the people of Florida want?

I know what people in Tallahassee say: If the voters don't like it, they can kick out their legislator.

But the truth is, the voters can't. Their legislator has too much money. Their legislator is part of a big insiders' club.

Good grief! The immediate past speaker of the House was just indicted on Friday. Indicted!

Did the Legislature react? Did it even blush?

Did it call an emergency recess to read the grand jury presentment?

Did it name an extraordinary committee to consider the recommendations?

Did it apologize?


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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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