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The campaign to recall Rick Scott



Democratic state Rep. Rick Kriseman of St Petersburg and state Sen. Gwen Margolis have made little headway in their efforts to allow Floridians to recall elected state officials. Now a activist in Jacksonville, Roger N. Thomas is taking up the longshot cause. Here's the email that went out today to MoveOn's Florida email list:

Dear Florida MoveOn member,

Governor Rick Scott's voter satisfaction rating is lower than virtually any other governor, and the GOP legislature simply supports or even expands on his disastrous policies.But unlike in 18 other states, the citizens of Florida have no legal method to recall Gov. Scott or state legislators. As a result, we're stuck with results of their disastrous decisions.That's why I created a petition to the Florida State House and Senate and Gov. Scott on, which says:Whereas the voters of Florida have politicians that routinely pass legislation and take executive privilege beyond the voter's expressed desires, we demand the right to recall politicians (both legislative and executive) who fail to meet the electorate's mandates. We further demand that both the Florida constitution and city charters be amended to include the right of recall, and such right shall not be more stringently restricted than it is in other states that currently recognize the right in their respective bodies of law.Will you sign the petition?

The petition is here

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:16pm]


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