Promising to fight legislation is making it harder for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot.
Florida law allows you to put any issue directly to voters if legislators refuse to take it up, as long as you get enough signatures and meet other requirements.
"The citizen’s initiative is the only tool citizens have to directly address an issue that concerns them when the Legislature is unresponsive and when the special interests have an undue level of influence on the legislative process,” says Brad Ashwell of Save the Voter’s Voice.
You’ll actually get a chance to vote this fall on whether to make it harder for citizen initiatives to pass.
Supporters say it should be more difficult to amend the state constitution to protect the document from frivolous issues.
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