- 80% of voters support laws that would ensure workers have a right to earn sick time to care for themselves or a family member
- 60% support local governments’ rights to enact their own laws
- 72% support laws that require businesses with public contracts pay their workers living wages
- And a whopping 83% felt that the Florida Legislature’s attempt to deny local governments and citizens the right to vote on local laws is part of a larger effort to take away access to voting and deprive citizens of their right to vote.
Right now there is a massive coordinated attack happening in Florida against local control, also known as home rule. This attack is being waged by politicians, corporations and special interests in an attempt to place corporate profits and self interests over the interests of families.
These Home Rule Hypocrites, who claim to support local control, are now conspiring to pass two preemption bills, HB 655 sponsored by House Majority Leader Stephen Precourt and SB 726 sponsored by Senator David Simmons, that would completely strip local voters and governments of the ability to provide employee benefits like Earned Sick Time, equal rights ordinances and even basic worker protections outside of what is mandated by state or federal law.
Local governments would be blocked from passing ordinances or amendments on the ballot to let local citizens vote on what kind of working conditions they want in their own community. HB 655 has passed the Florida legislature and could be signed into law at any time.
Clearly this is not what Floridians want. We want to preserve home rule and have a say in what happens in our own communities. Local voters and governments know their communities best, not corporations, Tallahassee politicians, and corporate think tanks.
Floridians deserve to know who the Home Rule Hypocrites are that are attempting to block these basic liberties. Learn who Florida’s top five Home Rule Hypocrites are. We’ve included their contact information as well for you to tell them to stop the hypocrisy.