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SCPA 1st Thursday - The 2012 Florida Constitutional Amendments

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SCPA 1st Thursday Program Topic: The 2012 Florida Constitutional Amendments

June 7th 6:30 - 9pm at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Joyce Hamilton Henry, Ph.D. Director, Mid Florida Regional Office ACLU Florid

Ms. Henry will discuss the proposed lawmaker November 2012 general election ballot constitutional amendments 5, 6, and 8.   

Critics charge the Amendments are straight out of the Republican Party/ALEC playbook.

The Florida Lawmaker proposed amendments seek to overturn abortion rulings, cap state revenue, lower property taxes, restrict court power, loosen the separation between church and state, and prevent President Barack Obama's health care law from taking hold in Florida.

The ACLU is opposing three of the amendments on the November ballot: 5, 6 and 8. This link will provide an official summary.
The Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a group that is also working to defeat 8.
The Palm Beach Post provides a good, quick explanation of why people should vote "NO" on Amendments 6 and 8:

From the Palm Beach Post - Amendment 6 and how it will restrict privacy rights:

10 reasons to vote NO on FL Amendment 8 in November.
Amendment 8 is misleadingly called the "religious freedom" amendment. It is ALEC legislation to repeal the Blaine Amendment. Blaine is the separation of church and state which keeps our tax dollars from going directly to religious schools in the form of vouchers
FIRST THURSDAYS of every month, 6:30 - 9pm at the Henegar Center, downtown Melbourne,
625 E. New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901

6:30pm announcements.

GROUPS: You're invited to make a 1-3 minute informal presentation on your mission, current or upcoming events, petition efforts, etc. Bring literature and other materials to share. Info sharing & networking are the purpose of the evening!

PROGRAM begins at 7pm.

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