Constitution Revision Commission
Community Education Forum Saturday, November 18, 2017
First Baptist Church Piney Grove, Inc. will host a Community Education Forum.
Lorna Brown-Burton, Karen Black Barron, Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin with assistance by Minister Josephus Eggelletion and Ruth Lynch will present a Constitution Revision Commission Community Education Forum on November 18, 2017 at 9 a.m., at First Baptist Church Piney Grove, Inc., at 4699 West Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Once every 20 years, a 37-member Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes to conduct a thorough review and propose amendments to the Florida Constitution.
The amendments that the commission approve go directly on the ballot for voters to decide. Currently, Florida is the only state where this happens, and it’s happening right now. Even though the constitution is the foundation for all Florida government and outlines our rights, only 1 in 10 residents can correctly identify this important revision process.
The Florida Bar launched Protect Florida Democracy, a public education program, intended to help you — the voters — understand the importance of this constitution revision process.
You don’t have to be an expert in constitutional law to recognize the critical importance of protecting our constitution from amendments that may ultimately impact the balance of power among the three branches of government.
The entire Florida Constitution is subject to change in this revision process, and our State’s future depends on how well its residents pay attention, get involved and understand the impact of amending the state’s charter document.
There will be a meet and greet and a presentation regarding the Constitution Revision Commission. Everyone is invited to come out and get informed!