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Medicaid Expansion Petitions Ready For Circulation

Download them here!

Ballot measure would let voters extend health coverage to low-income adults

1/13/2019

An eagerly awaited petition to expand health coverage to over 700,000 low-income Floridian adults is ready to circulate! You can download it at the end of this post. 

The petition calls for expanding Medicaid coverage to adults whose incomes are too low to purchase "Obamacare" coverage. Past Florida governors and legislatures have failed to act, and so far all signs point to the newly elected Florida officials taking the same position. (The 8 Democrats in Florida's Congressional delegation have called on Governor Ron DeSantis to expand Medicaid.)

Expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults can be expected to save taxpayer funds and increase state revenue, according to a Florida Policy Institute study.

This ballot initiative will give the people of Florida a say.  In Maine, Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska, all as red or redder than Florida, voters have passed measures to expand Medicaid. 

The downloadable petition is a 2-page PDF file, which must be printed out as a 2-sided document. (If your printer can't print or copy 2-sided, then email EnglewoodIndivisible@gmail.com to request printed petitions.)

Here are some pointers for circulating the petition:

  • All petitions must be filled out by voters who are registered in the state of Florida. If you talk to someone who is not registered to vote, but is eligible, direct them to online voter registration: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Eligibility
  • All petitions must be filled out in blue or black ink
  • All petitions should be checked to ensure that all information is filled out, and that the information is legible 
  • Ripped, damaged, or illegible petitions are not accepted by the Supervisor of Election 
What to do when you are done collecting petitions

Please mail completed petitions to:

Paige Armstrong
Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida
2300 North Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

If you are near Englewood, you can also bring the petitions you've collected to Englewood Indivisible at its weekly social events, at the Englewood Farmers Market on Thursdays or at the February 16th monthly meeting. 

Thank you for doing this important work!

Recommended Reading and Viewing

12/15/2018

Novels portraying a dystopian society have surged in popularity in the years since the 2016 US Presidential election. These include classics such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. Our national consciousness seems to be trying to make sense of an uncertain future where the norms of democracy are shifting before our eyes.
At his presentation on Feb.5th, Dr Dale Anderson made note of some nonfiction books on his topic of Fascism. These are listed here if you would like to explore this topic further.
Books on Fascism 2016-2018

Title                                               Author                              

Hitler Ascent 1889-1931            Volker, Ulrich, 2016

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Hand    Mark Bray, 2017

The Despot’s Apprentice            Brian Klaas, 2017

Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It  Shane Burley, 2017

On Tyranny                                Timothy Snyder, 2017        

Demogoguery and Democracy  Patricia Roberts-Miller, 2017 

The Future is History                 Masha Gessen, 2017  

Fascism-A Warning                   Madeline Albright, 2018

 

          

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