The 2013 Legislative Session is nearing a close, with the parent trigger, medicaid expansion, and election reform coming to a halt until future sessions.
Please join us to hear our locally elected representatives reflect on the accomplishments of 2013 Legislative Session and what to look forward to in future sessions.
In collaboration with the LWV of Wakulla, we have invited our entire local delegation: Senator Bill Montford (District 2) plus Representatives Halsey Beshears (House District 7), Alan Williams (House District 8), and Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (House District 9). Rep. Williams (shown above) has already confirmed his participation.
We invite you, your friends, and your always insightful questions to this timely wrap up to the 2013 regular session.
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Capital City Country Club 1601 Golf Terrace Drive
Lunch & Reception$20 Buffet with BBQ spare ribs, vegetable lasagna, sides, salad, rolls, iced tea and coffee
Or FREE The first three student members to RSVP eat FREE
The rule of law is the cornerstone for all other elements of democracy, and we rely on our courts to uphold it. So it is no exaggeration to say the future of democracy is at stake when politicians seek to seize control over our courts.
The threat in Florida is all too real. Our courts are under siege for doing their job – standing up for individual rights and enforcing the constitutional limits we have placed on the power of our elected leaders.
Now it is our turn to stand up for the courts.
Democracy at Stake is sounding the wakeup call and urging Floridians to see the relentless assault on our Supreme Court for what it is – a calculated power grab.
Our Supreme Court Justices uphold our constitutional rights with fair and impartial rulings based solely on constitutional dictates. The seven men and women on the current Court bring an impressive background and experience to the fair and impartial manner in which they make their rulings and unwavering focus on the Supreme Court’s one over-riding purpose – upholding the directives of the people as articulated in our State Constitution.
Last year, legislative leaders tried to pack the Court with hand-picked appointees more susceptible to political influence, but the plot failed under strong public pressure. Our Supreme Court Justices are increasingly targeted by partisan political forces for rulings that protect our privacy, protect our schools, and protect our families.
Floridians must not be fooled. Politics has no place in our courtrooms. Democracy is at stake.