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SquareCast Episode 14 | October 2020
Let's Do Democracy

Amendments 101

Gearing up for the November election, The Village Square is diving into three of the six constitutional amendments on the ballot (2, 3 and 4). The amendments, if passed by a 60% supermajority, will be added into the Florida constitution.

Gearing up for the November election, The Village Square is diving into three of the six constitutional amendments on the ballot (2, 3 and 4). The amendments, if passed by a 60% supermajority, will be added into the Florida constitution. Join us as our panelists discuss the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage, opening up the state’s primary system, and introducing an additional election cycle for prospective constitutional amendments.

 
 
Programming during the pandemic is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, through the Community Foundation of North Florida. We are grateful for their support.

MEET OUR PANELISTS

 

Facilitating the conversation will be Dr. Carol Weissert, Director at the LeRoy Collins Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at Florida State University.

Joining the discussion:
Dr. Frank Alcock, Director of Academic Initiatives & Special Projects and Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies at New College of Florida.
Patricia Brigham, President of The League of Women Voters of Florida.
Dr. Adrian Moore, Vice President of Policy at Reason Foundation.
Robert Weissert, Executive Vice President & Counsel to the President & CEO at Florida TaxWatch

Amendment 2 proposes increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026, Amendment 3 allows all voters regardless of party affiliation to vote in primary elections for certain state-level races, and Amendment 4 would require that proposed constitutional amendments get 60 percent approval in two separate elections to pass.

For in-depth information on each of the proposed amendments, feel free to check out The League of Women Voters of Florida’s voting guide at https://www.lwvfl.org/amendments-2020/, Florida TaxWatch’s voting guide at https://floridataxwatch.org/research/2020-voter-guide, and Reason Foundation’s voting guide at https://reason.org/voters-guide/voters-guide-to-the-2020-florida-ballot-initiatives/.

Want to know where we got our information? Check out Ballotpedia’s Florida Constitutional Amendments page here: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_2020_ballot_measures and go to https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/ for the full language of each amendment.

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Patricia Brigham | President
The League of Women Voters of Florida
Adrian Moore | Vice President of Policy
Reason Foundation
Robert Weissert | Executive Vice President
Florida TaxWatch
Frank Alcock | Professor of Political Science and Environmental Sciences
New College of Florida
Dr. Carol Weissert | Moderator
FSU Department of Political Science
The League of Women Voters of Florida
Voter Guide
Reason Foundation
Voter Guide
Florida TaxWatch
Voter Guide
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