Anti-Corruption Success

 

 

In Florida no less. Who would have believed it?

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On Nov. 4th, 2014, voters in Tallahassee, Florida, made history by approving the first city Anti-Corruption Act in the United States by an overwhelming 2 – 1 margin. A small but dedicated group of progressives, conservatives, and independents put aside their differences to wage a historic battle against corruption in their community, and they won.

They weren’t afraid to call the money pouring into our political system what it is: corruption. They went all in with comprehensive reforms instead of settling for half measures. And they did it all by sidestepping entrenched politicians and putting a citizen initiative directly on the ballot — no politicians required, just we, the People.

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5 thoughts on “Anti-Corruption Success

  1. Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, “FAMU”, is home of the world famous marching band Rattlers; and the lesser known university is Florida State University, “FSU”, Seminoles.

    Now when can we expect some politicians and executives arrested and charged with the weight of this legislation?
    Or at minimum can the People of Florida finally get non-party affiliated elections?
    Florida ballots are so controlled that non-party issues and candidates are virtually nonexistent.

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    • One can only hope the success of their ballot initiative will inspire the activists who put it on the ballot to reach out to more citizens and expand their moment. Only a major mass movement will accomplish the reforms you suggest.

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