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Florida should join the National Popular Vote compact
Jul 22, 2011
Despite the presidential elections of 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000, the risk of the Electoral College rejecting the popular vote is still ever present. FLIER calls on Florida to adopt SB 440, the National Popular Vote bill, to resolve this problem.

Sarasota County must choose democracy over incumbents
Jun 24, 2011
The Sarasota County Commission chose to protect incumbents over commission districts that provided fair representation to all county residents. FLIER calls on Sarasota County to resolve these problems of an unrepresentative "democracy".

FLIER calls for reforms to Parties, Primaries, and Ballot Access
Jun 03, 2011
Citing taxation without representation and the underhanded tricks seen in primaries within the two parties, the Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) calls for fundamental reforms to parties, primaries, and ballot access.

Miami-Dade County Needs Instant Runoff Voting
May 27, 2011
The Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) believes that democracy, and the taxpayers of Miami-Dade County, would be well served by the adoption of instant runoff voting. FLIER calls on Miami-Dade mayoral candidates to support the reform.

Democracy not a value of the Florida Legislature
May 18, 2011
The Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) says the recent session of the Florida Legislature clearly proves that representative democracy is not one of the Legislature's core values. As a result, Florida remains an "aspiring democracy".

FLIER: HB 1355 and SB 1504 - Legislature Weakens Democracy in Favor of Plutocracy
Apr 13, 2011
According to the Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER), HB 1355 and SB 1504 seek to suppress voter participation and citizen led ballot initiatives, hampering Florida's democratic development and further entrenching plutocracy.

The Supreme Court's Distorted View of Arizona's Clean Elections Matching Funds
Apr 13, 2011
The Supreme Court is currently considering a challenge to the Arizona’s Clean Elections matching funds provision. Unfortunately, it appears the case may be decided without even considering the most important aspects of Clean Elections legislation.

A Campaign Finance Conspiracy?
Mar 29, 2011
The Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform believes that a series of bills in the Florida Legislature, dealing with campaign finance, are poorly disguised attempts to make it easier to legally bribe Florida politicians for favorable legislation.

SB 848 A Key Test Of Legislators’ Respect for Voters and Democracy
Mar 22, 2011
The right to vote and access to exercising that right are fundamental to the establishment of representative democracy. Senate Bill 848, sponsored by Sen. Nan Rich, is essential to helping Florida move forward towards representative democracy.

Pro-Gerrymandering Legislators Seek Retaliation Against FL Supreme Court
Mar 15, 2011
The sudden charge by State House Speaker Dean Cannon and other legislators to drastically reform Florida’s Supreme Court is a poorly disguised attempt at retaliation towards the judicial branch.

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