By Florida Action Committee….
It’s Official! The Florida Action Committee has filed suit against Seminole County, challenging their proximity ordinance! A second county is about to get sued over their proximity ordinance as well, and we will announce that one after it is filed.
The ordinance prevents registrants from being present or traveling through an “exclusion zone,” making it practically (if not literally) impossible to make it from one end of the county to the other or perform routine tasks–such as banking, visiting family and friends, grocery shopping, or the countless other perfectly lawful activities citizens do in their daily lives–without violating the ordinance. Similar ordinances have been struck down elsewhere, and we are hopeful for a similar result here.
We are incredibly grateful to the members who have stepped up to help us get this lawsuit going and who have made contributions to our legal fund, enabling us to take on our next challenge. We are more than incredibly grateful to the Florida Institutional Legal Services Project for taking on the proximity ordinances. It takes the help and contribution of all of us to make these accomplishments happen, and it’s certainly exciting to watch us move forward.
With the added workload, we are actively seeking additional volunteers to help us accomplish more goals. If you have a few hours a week to dedicate to the fight, are able to use the Internet and communicate freely, and have a strong desire to help effect change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how you can help.