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More than 500 volunteer at polls to stop marriage amendment

News release:

“Primary Day of Action” Key to Stopping Deceptive Marriage Amendment

(Tallahassee) Today, over 500 Fairness for All Families campaign volunteers canvassed polling locations across Florida to educate voters about the harmful consequences of the deceptively named “marriage protection amendment.”

With volunteers drawn from the more than 200 organizations that make up the Fairness Campaign, the “Primary Day of Action” focused on holding face-to-face conversations with fair-minded Floridians.

Volunteers from seniors, consumer and faith groups, civil rights organizations, and unions fanned out across Florida to let voters know this proposed amendment would strip away essential protections from all unmarried Floridians. In addition to handing out flyers, volunteers are asking voters to sign a Pledge to Vote ‘No’ in November.

“Today has been an amazing opportunity to educate voters,” said Barbara DeVane, Board Member of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans a Fairness Campaign Board member.
“Time and again, we see voters pledging to vote ‘No’ on this amendment once they understand it affects all unmarried couples by making it harder for people to care for their loved ones.”

Fairness for All Families is a growing coalition that includes seniors, business leaders, consumer groups and social justice organizations who are joining together to oppose stripping away existing employee benefits while barring the passage of future measures to help Florida families.


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