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SMARTER GROWTH AMENDMENT THAT EXCLUDES MANY THOUSANDS OF FLORIDA VOTERS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marjorie Holt   
Sunday, January 18 2009

BEFORE THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

IN RE: ADVISORY OPINION CASE NO.: SC08-318

TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

RE: FLORIDA GROWTH MANAGEMENT

INITIATIVE GIVING CITIZENS THE RIGHT

TO DECIDE LOCAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT CHANGES

FLORIDA MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT, et al.’s MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICI CURIAE/INTERESTED PERSONS’ BRIEF

Under the proposed Constitutional Amendment and the Court’s opinion in the above-styled case, even active-duty military personnel would have to "travel to his or her local elections office to sign the petition only in that location" within the sixty date referendum period despite the fact that many are serving our country in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and many other military bases and installations around the world.

Active duty military personnel should not be disenfranchised from a political process that they have given their lives to defend and roadblocks should not be enacted that would prevent their full participation in our political process.

Active duty military personnel have already made the ultimate sacrifice; they should not be relegated to a separate class, but afforded their full rights in the political process.

This issue was not adequately considered or addressed by the Court.

 Read More .... http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/08/08-318/Filed_01-05-2009_Amicus_Military_Families.pdf

 
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