Friday, April 7, 2017

Great news on E-verify - Moving ahead in Florida

From Numbers USA

Once every twenty years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission will hold public hearings across the state over the next 12 months to identify issues and evaluate possible changes to the Constitution. One such change being promoted by the group Floridians For E-Verify Now is a constitutional amendment requiring employers to use E-Verify to check the workplace eligibility of new hires.

>See the E-Verify constitutional amendment at

E-Verify is a proven federal system for reserving American jobs for citizens and legal residents. For years, Florida activists tried to persuade the state legislature to protect American workers by making E-Verify usage mandatory but were denied time and again. Now the Constitution Revision Commission provides an alternative vehicle for adopting E-Verify. Any amendment proposed by the Commission will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot, and would need 60 percent approval by voters to be added to the Constitution.

You can take action by attending upcoming Constitutional Revision Commission's public hearings and voicing support for the proposed E-Verify Amendment. Below are the first hearings. We will notify you about subsequent ones.

Friday, April 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
FAU Stadium, Acura Club (third floor)
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33431
*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m.

You also can take action by participating in two upcoming efforts by Floridians For E-Verify Now. They are developing an online petition you can sign asking the Commission to place the E-Verify Amendment on the 2018 Ballot. This petition will be given to the commission to demonstrate state wide support for our proposed amendment. The group also is mounting a postcard campaign to the Commission for the same purpose.

Monitor for postings on these efforts. They will be ready soon.


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