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Amendment 6 Removal Emblematic of CRC Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. – In reaction to Judge Karen Gievers ordering the removal of Amendment 6 from the November ballot, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida Patricia Brigham released the following statement:

“We have now seen three out of six amendments proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission struck from the ballot. Three different times, these amendments have failed to meet legal wording and title standards. These proposals were drafted despite the warnings and protests of a coalition of over a dozen organizations, of which the League was a member.

“The judge held that the language of Amendment 6 was misleading because the ballot title and summary fail to inform voters of the impact on those accused of a crime. According to Judge Gievers, “Because the 2018 Revision 6 title and summary are misleading, not a fair and accurate summary and do not provide voters with the truth in packaging to which they are entitled, revision 6 must be removed from the ballot.”

“The judiciary continues to confirm the harsh reality: Through a fundamentally flawed process, the Constitution Revision Commission has produced amendment proposals that simply were not fit for the ballot.”

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CORRECTION: The release originally stated “We have now seen three out of six amendments proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission struck from the ballot.” The Constitution Revision Commission submitted eight amendments for the ballot.

The League of Women Voters of Florida encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

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