This past August we saw how important it was to vote pro-equality -- and we're proud to announce today SAVE Action PAC's endorsements in the November 4, 2014 elections for statewide offices, U.S. Congress, and the Florida House of Representatives!
We're proud to report that our slate of candidates was hand-picked by fellow members of the local LGBT community. After a rigorous interview process, these are the candidates who most impressed our LGBT & allied panelists.
We're confident that by standing TOGETHER with these great leaders, we can score another resounding victory for equality on November 4th.
Don't forget to vote on ballot measures, too!
SAVE Action PAC's positions are as follows:
YES on Amendment 1
Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative
Why? Local geography and ecology make South Florida especially vulnerable to environmental damage and lowering of quality of life. This initiative will help preserve the quality of life expected by South Florida's LGBT residents and beyond.
YES on Amendment 2
Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative
Why? Early research suggests medicinal potential for certain preparations of cannabis, including for stimulation of weight gain in patients exhibiting AIDS-related wasting syndrome.
Given that members of the LGBT community -- particularly men who have sex with men -- continue to suffer disproportionately from the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and given that South Florida is one of the hardest-hit places in America by the disease, it is SAVE's position that legalization of medical marijuana in Florida is warranted for the purpose of conducting research into finding new HIV/AIDS treatments.
NO on Amendment 3
Florida Prospective Judicial Vacancies
Why? This initiative affects the power of the Governor of Florida to pick judges when one governor is outgoing and another is incoming. Currently, incoming (new) governors have the power to pick certain Florida judges. Amendment 3 gives that power instead to outgoing governors.
In practice, if incumbent Gov. Rick Scott loses re-election, Amendment 3, if passed, would give him the power to appoint judges in the vein of other anti-equality Scott appointees, even though a different candidate will have