The move from Latino groups and leaders took place as the state Supreme Court denied a motion to have it reevaluate the amendment's language. "Thousands of firefighters across the state have told us they are 'Voting No on 1.' This is all the more reason for every citizen of Florida to do the same".
Florida's utility companies are spending tens of millions of dollars backing this amendment saying it'll make solar more prevalent, but a huge and diverse coalition of groups - from environmental organizations like Sierra Club to consumer groups to solar industry trade associations ― are calling the industry's bluff.
The constitutional amendment could hinder solar development in the Sunshine State. "Latinos, African-Americans, everyone - we must unite as one Florida for a clean energy future and vote no on 1".
Supporters of Amendment 1, including the utility companies, claim they only want to protect consumers. "This was nothing more than a political stunt to deter voters' attention in the final days of the election".
The court initially approved the amendment language on a 4-3 vote in March.
"We wanted to give the Court an opportunity to clean up the mess they have made by approving this amendment for the ballot". Instead, it considers wording requirements, such as whether proposals are limited to a single subject and are unambiguous.
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The report said such treatment amounted to torture within the definitions of the United Nations Convention Against Torture. He also alleged that police officers sexually abused him because he continued to resist fingerprinting.
In two, one-sentence rulings, the court voted 6-1 to reject the lawsuits filed by the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association and Floridians for Solar Choice asking the court to reopen the case involving the ballot language and rule that it was intentionally misleading, in violation of the Florida Constitution. On the tape, first reported by the Miami Herald, Nuzzo described how to use a "little bit of political jiu-jitsu" in promoting solar to win support for desired changes in policy.
"Communities of color on the ground in Florida are waking up to the deceptive tactics of the utility lobby to kill solar in Florida", said Yulissa Arce, Central Florida Director for Organize NOW.
The Tallahassee-based James Madison Institute has asserted that Nuzzo misspoke.
"It just simply leaves the government in the process, that's really what amendment 1 does", said Screven Watson, who is a board member for Consumers for Smart Solar.
Amendment 1, or the "Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice", would work against solar, critics say, by paving the way for utilities to add special charges for solar customers.