2024 Legislative Session Preview
Last week our state legislators convened for the first committee week in preparation for the 2024 Legislative session which starts January 9 and runs for 60 days. In even-numbered years, the session runs early due to November elections. Every House Representative runs for office every 2 years.
We are proud to announce Rep. Michael Gottlieb (pictured below) has filed the National Popular Vote bill again. The new House Bill is #67. Rep. Gottlieb was quoted in this news segment about NPV.
The next legislative committee week is October 16-20. Floridians for NPV and the LWVFL are hosting a Lunch & Learn for legislators and their staff. Subjects will include NPA, Amendment 4 and the recently passed laws affecting voting. Our NPV champion, Pat Rosenstiel will join us and explain how NPV passed in Minnesota this year after 13 years efforts!
New Poll Shows 65% Support for National Popular Vote to Elect the President
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Is Only Credible Plan to Give the People What They Want
A Pew Research Center survey found that nearly two-thirds of voters support a national popular vote, and there is only one credible way to give the people what they want:
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has been enacted by states with 205 electoral votes—most recently, Minnesota in 2023. The bill has bipartisan support, has been introduced in all 50 states, and requires only 65 more electoral votes to take effect. See www.nationalpopularvote.com.
Concerning Republicans, the new poll reported: “47% support moving to a popular vote system. GOP support for moving to a popular vote is the highest it’s been in recent years – up from 37% in 2021 and just 27% in the days following the 2016 election.”
Contact Floridians for National Popular Vote to learn more. We provide subject matter experts for your in-person or Zoom meeting.
Michigan is poised to pass National Popular Vote: needs your help!
The Michigan legislature was supposed to introduce the National Popular Vote bill for a final vote this month, September. It had been supported by Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, the vote on National Popular Vote has been delayed. There is a movement to get Michiganders to contact their legislators and let them know that you are in favor of National Popular Vote and want them to vote in favor.
Please contact your legislators and send them an email in support. It is as easy as clicking this link:
And please forward this email to everyone you know in Michigan. This is an important bill for Michigan and our country. 16 states and the District of Columbia have already passed this legislation, for a total of 205 electoral votes. When there are 270 electoral votes committed to it, National Popular Vote will go into effect nationwide.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.