Florida’s Constitution is Under Attack – Now is Your Chance to Be Heard!


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Press Release from Equality Florida:

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is one of the most powerful entities in Florida politics – and most people whose lives it can impact have never heard of it. Every 20 years this Commission is formed and made up of political appointees and Florida’s Attorney General. It is granted the power to propose sweeping changes to the Florida Constitution, which are then presented to voters on the 2018 ballot.

Sign up now to join Equality Florida at CRC public meetings in your community! 

Equality Florida is tracking two dangerous proposals, supported by Florida’s leading anti-LGBTQ crusaders, that just this week were heard in CRC Committees:

Proposal 22 – Repealing Privacy Protections: Deceptively couched as an “update” to the Florida Constitution’s privacy protections, if passed this proposal would radically gut Floridians’ constitutional right to privacy. It would carve away the elements of the privacy right that support women’s reproductive choice and that have been used in federal cases to block government intrusion into our bedrooms and our marriages.

Proposal 95 – An Attack on Local Protections: This measure threatens to repeal local LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances that protect nearly 60% of Floridians from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and it threatens to block any new efforts to protect our families through city or county governments. It could also undermine conversion therapy bans that have been passed around the state.

Both of these proposals were rejected in committee, but they could be revived for a final vote in front of the full CRC at any moment. The CRC is about to begin a statewide tour to hear more from the public about what direction they should take for Florida. We need YOU to come make your voice heard!

Sign up here to Join Equality Florida at a public meeting of the Constitution Revision Commission in your region! 

Don’t worry if this is your first time attending a meeting like this. What’s important is you make your voice heard. Our team is ready and able to help, and if you sign up, will send you helpful materials to help you understand the process and how to talk about the issues that matter to you.

These threats are real and dangerous. Please consider joining our team and showing up for our families.

In equality,
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Jon Harris Maurer
Government Affairs Manager
Equality Florida

P.S. Wondering if there’s a meeting near you? See the full list below and then click here if you can join us.

Florida Constitution Revision Public Meetings:

Melbourne – Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 
Eastern Florida State College, Maxwell C. King Center
3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
1:00-7:00 PM EST

Jacksonville – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
UNF Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 3224
1:00-7:00 PM EST

Pensacola – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
University of West Florida, Conference Center & Ballroom
11000 University Parkway, Building 22, Pensacola, FL 32514
1:00-7:00 PM CST

St. Petersburg – Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018
USF – St. Petersburg, University Student Center
200 6th Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
1:00-7:00 PM EST

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