Supreme Court Review Now the Final Step to Ensuring Placement On 2020 Ballot
[MIAMI, FL – October 29th, 2019] Today, Florida for a Fair Wage, the organization advocating for an increased minimum wage in the state, announced that they have officially met all petition gathering requirements to have the Fair Wage Amendment appear before voters on the 2020 ballot.
According to the Division of Elections, the organization has collected 766,260 petitions from registered Florida voters — more than the 766,200 petitions required by the State. Additionally, the initiative has met the requirement to surpass congressional district requirements in at least 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts. The next and final step is the upcoming Florida Supreme Court review, where the Court will rule on the constitutionality and clarity of the Fair Wage Amendment ballot language.
“Today, I am proud to stand alongside my fellow compassionate Floridians who believe, as I do, that their neighbors deserve the dignity of a living wage,” said Orlando attorney John Morgan, Chairman of Florida for a Fair Wage. He continued, “I am confident that the Supreme Court will have no objection to our amendment, and Floridians will be able to vote in favor of fair wages in their State.”
“We are thankful to the 1.1 million Floridians who signed the petition to get the Fair Wage Amendment on the ballot. It’s clear that a majority of Floridians support reversing decades of growing inequality and ensuring that all hard-working Floridians can earn a living wage” said senior campaign advisor, Ben Pollara.
Florida for a Fair Wage’s mission is to guarantee that every hard-working Floridian has the dignity of a living wage. Attorney John Morgan is Chairman of the organization.