FLAmendments.org Helps Voters Learn the Facts Before They Vote

Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Collins Center for Public Policy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Collins Center for Public Policy has developed a web site to help voters understand the proposed constitutional amendments they will vote on in November. FLAmendments.org has become widely recognized as a trusted resource for comprehensive and unbiased information.

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"The proposed constitutional amendments can be lengthy and confusing," said Rod Petrey, Collins Center president. "Before voters head to the polls on Nov. 2, we hope they will visit this web site to learn about the arguments for and against each amendment, to join in on discussions and voice opinions, and to learn more about the process of changing our state's most important public document."

To help voters make the best decision possible, this Collins Center initiative, now in its second year, features:

  • Objective analyses of all the current amendments that includes details about the history of the measures, key players, and arguments for and against them.
  • News articles and reports to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the measures.
  • Moderated forums where visitors are able to share and learn via discussions and engagement with others.
  • Multi-media video presentations.
  • Additional information about the Florida Constitution and the amendment and voting processes.
  • Multi-language content presented in both Spanish and Haitian Creole.

The information on the site has been collected and fact-checked by the Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc., a non-partisan, independent, statewide organization devoted to helping Florida tackle its toughest challenges.

FLAmendments.org was created for the 2008 elections with grants and support from the Florida Bar Foundation, P.L. Dodge Foundation and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. Thanks to continued support with a grant from the Florida Bar Foundation, the site continues to offer an important public service and education tool for understanding the 2010 amendment proposals.

The Collins Center also provides information and facilitation on many other important public policy issues facing Floridians and the nation. Learn more by visiting www.CollinsCenter.org.

CONTACT: Jon DeVries, Senior Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Development, +1-941-309-5321

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