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​The National Association of Social Workers- Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-PACE) is participating in a Healthcare Workers for Biden/Harris campaign. The campaign is hosting phone banks on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 pm EDT and social workers are encouraged to volunteer:  Sign Up Here











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Countdown to Election Day

 
The countdown to the November Election has begun. On September 24th, Florida counties begin sending out Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots to people who requested them. Keep an eye on your mailbox! 
 
If you didn’t yet request a VBM ballot, there’s still time—do it now by clicking here: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DhNiauYt__ggLF8xCIyHT40ULAIR5qCtvJhp1sLFsp8/edit#gid=1723970489
 
The last day to register in order to be able to vote in the November 2020 Election in Florida is October 5. You can register online at:
registertovoteflorida.gov
 
Early Voting follows later in October – see your county’s Supervisor of Elections website for dates, times, and locations:
dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors
 
And although time is short before November 3, there are still plenty of ways to get engaged for safe and fair elections, particularly participating in get-out-the-vote activities, or to signing up as an Election Day poll worker or election monitor. Be involved!
 
Here are a few important election protection volunteering options with
Protect the Vote:
 
On Election Day
Poll Monitor [on site]: Be a poll monitor at a specific polling location on Election Day. 

Roving Poll Monitor [on site]: Drive or bike between polling places to collect information and report problems on Election Day. 
 
Before the election and on Election Day 
Social Media Monitor [remote]: identify misinformation and disinformation online and help voters cast their ballots.
  
Voter Contact [remote]: Rapidly respond and proactively textbank voters.  
 
For more information, or to participate in one of these volunteering opportunities, click here:
Protect the Vote 
 
Volunteers with legal background (attorneys, law students, and paralegals) are particularly needed. (But volunteers of all backgrounds wanted!) 



Don’t Lose Your Right to Vote in Florida:
Check Your Voter Status by October 5!


Did you know that if you’re registered to vote but didn’t vote in the past two national elections you may have been removed from the voting rolls? In Florida, if you don’t vote in one national election and don’t return voter address confirmation mailers, you can be marked as an “inactive voter,” and—depending on your county—after two elections without voting you may be marked as an “ineligible voter,” and removed.

Thankfully there’s a simple fix: Go to
registertovoteflorida.gov and check your voter registration status. If you don’t show up in the system as a registered voter, you can register online immediately. But you must do it before October 5 -- the deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the 2020 election. 

Three other important reasons to go to
registertovoteflorida.gov before October 5: 

  1. If you haven’t registered to vote before and want to vote for the first time.
  2. If you’ve moved or changed your name since you last voted.
  3. If you just want to make sure—sometimes voters have been flagged for removal because of a computer error.    


Don’t lose your right to vote in the 2020 election! Your vote is your voice.

Go to
registertovoteflorida.gov to register or to update your registration today. 


Join NASW today! 1-800-742-4089


                                                

​​​Feedback Requested


The ballot in November will list 6 constitutional amendments for Florida voters to accept or reject. The following article explains each amendment and list groups which support or oppose it.


We ask you to review the amendments and provide feedback to Jim Akin at jakin.naswfl@socialworkers.org . The NASW-FL Executive Committee will review the feedback and decide if we will support, oppose or take no stand on the amendments. Thank you.


Florida Amendments
By Christina Cazanave, MSW


Florida Amendment 1, Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative

Purpose of this Amendment 1


Amendment 1 would amend Section 2 of Article VI of the Florida Constitution to state that only citizens of the United States who are 18 years old or older are qualified electors in Florida.[1]

The Florida Constitution currently says, "Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered."
Under the ballot measure, the Florida Constitution would say, "Only a citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered."


Click here to read the full article.


NASW-FL's Positions on The Amendments


Amendment 1 — Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative – NASW-FL opposes


Amendment  2— $15 Minimum Wage Initiative – NASW –FL supports


More information about Amendment 2:

"Exploring the Many Benefits of Amendment 2's Gradual Minimum Wage Boost," on Oct. 13, 2020.


Amendment 3 — Top-Two Open Primaries for State Offices Initiative – NASW –FL opposes


Amendment 4 — Require Constitutional Amendments to Be Passed Twice Initiative – NASW- FL opposes


Amendment 5 — Extend “Save Our Homes” Portability Period Amendment – No position


Amendment 6 — Homestead Property Tax Discount for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Amendment – No position