Please sign the petition
Updated: 20 hours ago
You can print the ballot initiative petition and mail it yourself.
Download it from this link.
Information about Hub locations where you can pick up blank petitions (if you don't have a printer) can be found at this link:
Here's the petition:
Use the QR code or this link to get your voter registration number:
Our movement has launched FLORIDIANS PROTECTING FREEDOM (FPF): a statewide ballot initiative campaign to amend the Florida constitution to explicitly guarantee the right to abortion. Our goal is to get this proposed amendment on the November 2024 ballot; we know that the majority of Floridians will vote to support such a measure. If successful, this campaign will protect access to abortion care for generations to come and ensure our personal medical decisions are ours and ours alone to make.
To get on the ballot, 891,589 verified FPF petition forms will need to be completed by registered Florida voters and the ballots must be from all parts of Florida.
You may notice the petition has a link in it. If you click and follow the instructions, you'll eventually be taken to the page which includes this link which has the full text if you're interested:
Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion
Abortion is a nonpartisan issue. People from all walks of life believe that the government should not interfere with a person's reproductive choices even if they personally would only choose to have an abortion if their life was in danger. Please see our Reproductive Rights page which has a video clip about the health reasons people, who might not ordinarily choose an abortion, did choose it to save their life or because there was a fatal fetal abnormality.
You can print it and mail it yourself.
Download it from the QR code
or from this link.
More about Floridians Protecting Freedom: https://floridiansprotectingfreedom.com/
Will you help us gather signatures?
Link to volunteer guide
FPF is asking us to mail or deliver completed petitions every week because the Hub needs time to do their part. The hub has 30 days to get it to the SOE after it’s signed. It's on page 9:
We need about a million signatures to get it on the 2024 ballot. There are deadlines so we need to start NOW and hopefully have a million signatures by December 2023.
We'll be attending events and we'd love for you to join us to gather signatures.
You can also gather signatures on your own.
A possible cover letter as you hand out petitions can be found at this LINK.
You can also volunteer to be a Community Hub. Contact us if you want more information about what that involves. We need Hubs in every congressional district if at all possible. See below.
The responsibility for counting signatures is dispersed to the Supervisor of Elections in each county. Proposed measures are reviewed by the state attorney general and state supreme court after proponents collect 25 percent of the required signatures across the state in each of half of the state's congressional districts. After these preliminary signatures have been collected and proponents have submitted a ballot title and summary (initially approved by the secretary of state), the secretary of state must submit the proposal to the Florida attorney general. The attorney general is required to petition the Florida Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the measure's compliance with the single-subject rule, the appropriateness of the title and summary, and whether or not the measure "is facially valid under the United States Constitution. "Proponents must obtain signatures equaling at least 8 percent of the district-wide vote (in the most recent presidential election) in at least half (14) of the state's 27 congressional districts.
For more information: https://ballotpedia.org/Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Florida
A possible script as you're out and about:
Hello! Would you be willing to sign this petition to get abortion rights on the 2024 Florida ballot?
*If they answer no, then simply say "ok. thank you."
*If they answer unsure then say: "Politicians in Florida just signed the most extreme abortion ban in the nation. Signing your name to the petition means you think the people of Florida should get the opportunity to void that bill. We believe a decision about an abortion should be made by the person who is pregnant not politicians.
*If the answer yes, then say, "Are you a registered voter in Florida?" And if yes to that question, give them the petition to complete. They can mail it themselves or you can make sure it's complete and mail it for them.
The address as to where to mail the completed form is on the form.
If you've collected lots of forms in one day, then it's best to complete this intake form if you have the time to run by a drop off location. Find drop off locations on the Floridians Protecting Freedom website.
Here's one drop off location:
A Woman's Choice of Jacksonville (if you've never been there, make sure you don't go to the nearby fake clinic). Also go to the administrative office not the clinic.
4131 University Blvd S, Suite 1
Mon -Thursday 10am-4pm
Suggestions as to where you can hand out the petitions:
From the Floridians Protecting Freedom Organizing Team that they sent after the 5/9/2023 training call
Volunteer Guide --this contains all the information we discussed on yesterday's call.
Hub Map: https://flfree.link/hubs We’ll also be adding new hubs regularly
Link to petition: https://flfree.link/petition Print them, collect them, submit them! Directions on how to do so are in the volunteer guide
Donate: https://flfree.link/give Every dollar counts to supporting this massive effort
If you take the Hub training, you can be a Community Hub for as little as two hours once a week. It can even be in a public place like a Starbucks.
Here’s the link tree for Hub information: https://linktr.ee/fpfhubs
A screenshot from this LINK which has a link to the pdf of the full text or click on the image for the full text:
Here's the screenshot from that link
of the full text of the Constitutional Amendment.
If you're wondering about the reference to Article X Section 22, see below. You may recall Floridians (several years ago) added parental notification to the Constitution and that’s Article X Section 22 which reads as follows:
SECTION 22. Parental notice of termination of a minor’s pregnancy.—The Legislature shall not limit or deny the privacy right guaranteed to a minor under the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. Notwithstanding a minor’s right of privacy provided in Section 23 of Article I, the Legislature is authorized to require by general law for notification to a parent or guardian of a minor before the termination of the minor’s pregnancy. The Legislature shall provide exceptions to such requirement for notification and shall create a process for judicial waiver of the notification.
The only website that shows the number of valid petitions from each congressional district is the Division of Elections (DOE) site which shows how many have been APPROVED. As of 6/8/2023 it shows 0% in all districts as the validation process is just starting. The SOEs have 60 days to post after receiving the petition from FPF. As of 6/8/2023 FPF announced:
If the 26,000 petitions already collected by volunteers is combined with the 35,000 paid petitions from last week AND the +/- 40,000 that have already been collected this partial week, we have just surpassed 100,000 petitions collected in less than three weeks.
The number of petitions needed from each congressional district is also indicated. Remember, we don’t have to hit the stated target in EVERY congressional district. We just need to hit targets from at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts, with 891,589 petitions total. Here's a link to the DOE site for our campaign:
This is not required of any Hub. But if you have the volunteer capacity, it’s a great way to make sure petitions are valid, and as such counted. Please find a description of our process and sample language here:
Again, this is not required, but I’ve found a cohort of volunteers who are very eager to do this type of work.