THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Florida

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN FLORIDA

An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR FLORIDA  

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN FLORIDA 

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN FLORIDA 

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN FLORIDA 

Twenty-six states, including Florida & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE! 

Florida DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

Protect the Freedom to Vote in Florida!

Tell Gov. DeSantis Floridians deserve the freedom to vote. Add your name NOW to demand he adopts pro-voter policies that ensure all eligible voters can cast and cure a valid mail ballot. Make your vote count!

 

TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

 

Success Stories

Voting Rights Groups Urge Governor to Veto Bill Restricting Citizen-Led Amendments

Common Cause Florida, the League of Women Voters of Florida and 11 other groups urged Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to veto SB 1794, a bill that would make it harder for citizens to propose amendments to the state constitution.

Coalition for Election Reforms

The 2018 election revealed many serious deficiencies in Florida’s elections process. Improperly designed ballots, broken voting machines, too few early voting days, a continuing failure to provide adequate minority language access to election materials and assistance at the polls for voters with limited English proficiency, improper denial of vote-by-mail ballots, polling locations illegally secured in gated communities, long lines at polling locations, and unfounded allegations of fraud were some of the most troubling problems. These voter suppression tactics disproportionately impact racial and language minorities, the elderly, and student voters. Common Cause Florida, ACLU of Florida and others form a Coalition for Election Reforms.

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Very inspirational story about Desmond Meade, the founder of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.