Group's pro-justices mailer cites 'personal freedoms'
A new mailer by the liberal group America Votes urges Florida voters to "make sure you vote all the way down the ballot," and puts in a strong pitch for the merit retentions of Supreme Court justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince.
The historically long Florida ballot has prompted concern that many voters will skip sections of the ballot, including the retention of the justices, who have been target for removal by the Republican Party of Florida and conservative interest groups for some of their decisions.
America Votes' 8 1/2 X 11 inch mail piece, which reached Florida households this week, said the justices rule on cases involving "jobs, worker rights and personal freedoms."
America Votes' web site says it is "fighting for progressive values across the country in 2012."