Media Contact

ACLU of Florida Media Office,
Blake Summerlin,

March 23, 2020

Veto of SB 1794 would uphold citizens’ rights to participate in direct democracy

TALLAHASSEE - A united group of voter advocates -  including League of Women Voters of Florida, ACLU of Florida, Common Cause Florida, Florida AFL-CIO, Florida Conservation Voters, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Organize Florida, Progress Florida, Sierra Club Florida, SPLC Action, and The New Florida Majority - have sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis that requests his veto of SB 1794. This bill severely limits citizens’ ability to petition their government and currently awaits the Governor’s final signature.

Letter excerpt:
“This proposal places undue burdens on the citizens of Florida. We ask you to please consider the ramifications of this legislation and the message it sends to those who seek change. Your veto of SB 1794 would signify that a citizens’ right to participate in direct democracy should never be up for debate.”

WHAT: Letter to the Governor: Veto SB 1794

League of Women Voters of Florida
1000 Friends of Florida
ACLU of Florida
Common Cause Florida
Florida AFL-CIO
Florida Conservation Voters
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
NAACP Florida Conference
Organize Florida
Progress Florida
Sierra Club Florida
SPLC Action 
The New Florida Majority

WHEN: Email and Letter sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk Monday, March 23, 10 a.m.