Yesterday, in what's likely the last chance this year to overturn the Citizens United decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Montana's attempt to limit corporate spending in their state's elections. In other words, the floodgates on unlimited political donations by corporations are wide open and locked firmly in place.
A so-called election reform bill is rapidly making its way through the Florida Legislature, which right now is in the final week of its annual lawmaking session in Tallahassee. If this bill becomes law, it would: Significantly reduce the number of early-voting days; Make voting harder for people who have recently changed their name or address, like, newlyweds or college students; and, Subject voter-registration drives to stiff legal fines, even for inadvertent mistakes.
Heads up: Congress is debating a budget plan that would be devastating to Florida. Will you pass this along? Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson need to hear from all of us about it right now, before they cut a deal in the next few days. Please spread the word about all of these proposed … Continue reading Devastating to Florida