Merit Retention Constitutional Amendment Coalition (MRCAC) Action Plan:

 


“This constitutional amendment requests that all elected officials appear for a merit retention vote at the end of his/her period in office whenever he/she does not have anyone challenging his/her office.”

We believe that this amendment is essential to a democracy to provide a voice for the people.  Not having a challenger for an elected office does not automatically guarantee that the incumbent elected official is performing a good job. So, if the elected official is reelected without a merit retention vote, we are violating one of the most fundamental principles in a democracy: the ability of the people to vote for their elected officials.

Here are some of the steps we need to take for the Merit Retention Constitutional Amendment:

  1. Continue gathering signatures to request  the constitutional amendment. Download form: http://newjudge.com/?attachment_id=681 . Note: at this point, this is just to show our state legislators that the public is interested in this amendment, and at the same time, this form allows you to request that a local judge(s) appear on the ballot at next elections.  The actual steps for Initiative petition for constitutional amendment in Florida are here: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/constitutional-amendments/init-peti-process.shtml. For another state, please get the rules and procedures of your own state.

In Florida, “It takes signatures from eight percent of the number of voters voting in the last presidential election to place a citizen initiative on the general election ballot. Eight percent of the number of voters voting in the 2012 presidential election is 683,149. That number must come from at least 14 of the 27 congressional districts.”

  1. At the same time, with the signatures you have already gathered, contact your local state senator and representative to ask for their support for the constitutional amendment. In Florida here is the list: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/#Senators, http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx

“Amendments Proposed by the Legislature: Per Section 1, the State Legislature can put a proposed amendment on the ballot if 60% or more of the legislators in each chamber agree to do so in a joint resolution. The amendment will be presented for voter approval on the next general election ballot more than 90 days after the joint resolution is adopted.” There are actually 5 ways to amend the Florida State Constitution: http://www.lwvokaloosa.org/AmendingFLConst.html. Find out this information for your state, and post it here, so you can help others in your state.

  1. Once we have a bill in place, we must lobby to gather the 60% of the legislators in each chamber to agree to the proposed amendment. Plan for this to come.
  2. Once the billed is passed, we must work with the media and the public to get the necessary support to pass the amendment at the next elections. Plan for this to come.

  5 Responses to “Merit Retention Constitutional Amendment Coalition (MRCAC) Action Plan:”

  1. my child was kidnapped in connecticut on aug1 , because abuse was reported the gal filed a false otc order the abuse was covered up , evidence withheld as well as everthing over looked . My child is being trafficed for profit by these corrupt entities abd by this corrupt state of connecticut . Our civil rights have been infrindged upon and stripped from us. False statements, perjury , fraud , slander , false claims etc have been allowed by the judges . This makes me sick what they are doing to my child and have done she is Not an object nor is she for sale ! This needs to stop and my child needs to be returned to me i am going public on what is being done i will never be quiet on what they have done this is my offspring not theirs ! No gag order is going to shut me up that is another violation of my rights ! Another cover up for the abuse as well as abuse of discretion and due process by the judge and numerous officals ! They all need to be thrown in federal prison for what they done this should not be over looked !!! If someone tries to keep me quiet or kill me cause i have exposed them i have already spoken up my voice has been heard and others will continue to speak . I want justice and i Demand my child be returned to me . We have been severely injured by these corrupt entities that are government officials of Connecticut of the usa !

  2. Judges and all court and public officials must be held accountable for failing to protect abused children!!! Far too many children are being abused and killed due to injustice and corruption within our court system and with CP$. This is a nationwide epidemic/crisis that needs to be stopped. Children are deliberately being placed into the custody of their identified abusers, in CP$ custody and or in foster care where they continue to be abused and many even killed. Child abuse/court ordered child abuse must stop NOW.

    • Hey I LOVE the $ at the end of CPS. Very creative. trk387 BUT, you MUST identify WHO is REALLY the guilty party here. The UNITED STATED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. These motherfuckers BANK roll cps bank roll the foster care system, THEY are the TRUE guilty and DEFINITELY criminally negligent for ALL crimes committed by this ATROCITY of an agency. trk387

  3. Our children need protection from child abuse and court ordered child abuse which is a nationwide crisis/epidemic. This abuse needs to stop NOW!

  4. Do we have to. Fill tnis out to be in the organazation and be pRy off the sue

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