Don’t forget that the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission will hold its only hearing in South Florida on Tuesday, February 6th, from 1 to 7 PM in the Rick Case Auditorium at Nova University, 3301 College Avenue in Davie.
Monica Espitia, the South Florida Regional Organizer for the ACLU of Florida, has sent out the following message:
“Can you join us next Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Nova Southeastern University to tell the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) you oppose any attack on our constitutional rights?
On Tuesday, February 6, the CRC is holding a public hearing on proposals they plan to automatically put on the November 2018 ballot. A lot of these proposals are scary — many of them would eliminate important protections we have against government intrusion into our private lives such a decisions on intimate relationships and marriage, the separation of church and state, parenting choices on educational alternatives and homeschooling, a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion, and more.
That’s why we need your voice on the record — to help us defeat these proposals before they get placed on the November ballot. We have everything you need to be successful located on our CRC resource page, but we need you.
Let us know if you can make it next Tuesday, Feb. 6. Even if it’s just for one hour, your presence will make a huge impact.
Thank you for helping us defend our constitutional rights”
Among the proposals cited by the ACLU as threatening civil liberties and constitutional protections are:
Proposal 4 – Deletes the No Aid provision of our Florida Constitution and opens the door for state funding of religious institutions.
Proposal 29 – Requires all employers to use the error-prone E-Verify system to check the immigration status of all new employees, and provides penalties and loss of license for noncompliance.
Proposal 96 – Conflicts with and undermines defendants’ Constitutional Rights in criminal justice proceedings, while not meaningfully providing relief to victims.
One of the worst, Proposal 22, which would have abolished Florida’s constitutional privacy protection, was rejected by the Judicial Committee of the CRC last Monday!
For further information, here is the link to the ACLU’s CRC resource page: https://www.aclufl.org/en/campaigns/constitution-revision-commission
Hope to see you there!