Posts Tagged ‘ HB 1355 ’

Rep. Dwight Bullard Urges Gov. Scott to Veto House Bill 1355

May 18, 2011
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Rep. Dwight Bullard Urges Gov. Scott to Veto House Bill 1355

STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE BULLARD: Today, I ask all Floridians to join me in urging Governor Rick Scott to veto a bill that, if passed, will disfranchise ten of thousands of Floridians in the next election. If signed into law, House Bill 1355 will: Reduce the number of early voting days Make it more difficult for college students to vote Cut the expiration date of signatures on all petitions for proposed constitutional amendments Create barriers for organizations and groups wishing to register new voters This bill was not requested by an overwhelming number of citizens or supervisors of elections. This...

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Elections Bill HB 1355: What this means to you

May 6, 2011
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Elections Bill HB 1355: What this means to you

FLORIDA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS MEMBERS OPPOSE VOTER SUPPRESSION LEGISLATION  NEWS SUMMARY re House Bill 1355: Critics say it will be harder for college students and minorities who flocked to the polls in 2008 to elect President Barack Obama to have their votes counted in next year’s presidential election.          “This is just a mean-spirited attempt to disenfranchise Democratic leaning voters,” said Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston. The bill would cut the time for early voting from 14 days to eight. County election supervisors could keep their early voting sites open anywhere from six hours to 12 hours per day. That...

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Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355

May 5, 2011
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Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2011 CONTACT:  Carla Pye (850) 488-1798 Representative Alan Williams Statement on Amendments to Election Bill HB 1355 State Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) released the following statement after the Florida House of Representatives defeated his amendment to add universities as early voting facilities and another amendment to create an official state election holiday the day of the general election: “I was disappointed that the amendments I filed to improve the election reform legislation failed during debate on the House Floor. The amendments would have allowed an early voting site on a university campus. This would...

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REP. STAFFORD’s REMARKS REGARDING ELECTIONS BILL

April 22, 2011
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REP. STAFFORD’s REMARKS REGARDING ELECTIONS BILL

April 21, 2011 MIAMI, Fla . – Representative Cynthia Stafford (D-Miami) debated against the Elections Bill CS/HB 1355 on the House floor today, making the following remarks: “As I read the bill, I thought about my 86 year old grandmother, who was born in this country, but wasn’t allowed to vote in this country until 1965, because of the color of her skin.  When grandma was finally granted the right to vote in 1965, there were barriers put in place to exercising the right to vote. “In 1965, barriers to voting included the poll tax and literacy tests that...

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Florida Democratic Party Denounces ‘Voter Suppression’ Bill Being Pushed By Republicans

April 19, 2011
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Florida Democratic Party Denounces ‘Voter Suppression’ Bill Being Pushed By Republicans Source: Florida Democratic Party Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux released the following statement reacting to the ‘Voter Suppression’ bill, HB 1355, Republican politicians are ramming through the Legislature: “After pushing an extreme agenda that does real harm to the quality of life for all Floridians, now Rick Scott’s Republican enablers in the Legislature are attacking the fundamental voting rights of all Floridians. “Over the last several years, Floridians have gone to the polls to vote in record numbers knowing that the Sunshine State had finally moved...

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