FSFP To Take On Super PACs And Foreign Money In Florida Elections

Building off of our momentum from our recent filing of the FEC complaint to end super PACs, we are preparing to launch a new campaign in St. Petersburg, Florida, that will create another test case to challenge big money in our elections. This Thursday, July 21st, City Councilwoman Darden Rice of St. Petersburg will introduce a proposed ordinance before the St. Petersburg City Council to abolish super PACs and prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in city elections.

The proposed ordinance is the first of its kind in the nation and the culmination of many months of work by our legal advocacy team.  We recognize the outstanding work by our newest counsel Scott Greytak, who led the drafting of this proposed ordinance.  We are also proud to pursue this ordinance with support by the Tampa Bay chapter of American Promise and the St. Petersburg League of Women Voters.

We are already creating a buzz about this in St. Petersburg with the publication in the Tampa Bay Times of a joint oped by Scott and Councilwoman Rice. You can read more on that, here.

  • Read our proposed St. Petersburg ordinance, click here.
  • Read our summary of our proposed St. Petersburg ordinance, click here.
  • Download the St. Petersburg ordinance referenced statutes, click here.
  • Download FAQs about our proposed St. Petersburg ordinance, click here. (One Page)
  • Download FAQs about our proposed St. Petersburg ordinance, click here. (Full Length)

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