ICYMI: 500 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in South Florida

Photo by CRC: Floridians make their voices heard at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.

For Immediate Release:  April 8, 2017

Contact: Meredith Beatrice

meredith.beatrice@flcrc.gov

(850) 508- 5204

MIAMI and BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) held public hearings in South Florida on April 6 in Miami at Florida International University (FIU) and on April 7 in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. Approximately 500 Floridians attended the hearings. At FIU, more than 85 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC and more than 200 attended the hearing. At FAU, more than 100 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC and more than 300 attended the hearing. Both hearings lasted longer than three hours and extended past the noticed end times. All Floridians who attended the public hearings and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the CRC.

To watch both public hearings, visit The Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. A complete transcript of the public hearings and appearance forms will be available online at FLCRC.GOV as soon as possible. The next public hearing held by the CRC will be on Wednesday, April 12, at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee beginning at 5:00 PM. Visit FLCRC.GOV for the schedule of confirmed public hearings. Floridians can also receive updates by following the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Once every twenty years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Any amendments proposed by the Commission would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit FLCRC.GOV. Follow the CRC on Twitter @FloridaCRC and like the CRC on Facebook @FloridaCRC.

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