Asian Coalition of Tallahassee

Founded 2004

Asian American Federation of Florida – South Region
NANAY CEDC and OCA South Florida Chapter
Call to Action
Please attend one of the Public Hearings of the FL Constitution Revision Commission in your County to VOICE any important issue concerning your Community in Florida.
Every 20 years, a commission is appointed to examine the Florida Constitution, hold public hearings, and possibly recommend changes to the Florida Constitution for voter consideration.  The Commission is extremely important because it can place revisions directly in the 2018 ballot.  Voting rights, the independent judiciary, fair districts and public education, among others could be at stake.
Now is the time to make our voices heard at these public hearings.
Miami-Dade County
Thursday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m.
Florida International University (FIU)
Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Palm Beach County
Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. – noon
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
FAU Stadium Recruiting Room (located indoors)
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Escambia County
Wednesday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. (Central Time)
University of West Florida (UWF)
Center for Fine and Performing Arts
82 Service Road, Pensacola, FL 32514
For the Asian Community, there is an important issue – Alien Land Law – needed to repeal from the Constitution.
Constitution of Florida – Article I Section 2
Section 2:  Basic Rights
All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
1926, Florida adapted the “Alien Land Law” into its Constitution. 
1913, California was the first to adapt the policy - “Alien Land Law” – banned foreigners ineligible for citizenship to own or purchase any land or property based on their ethnicity.
After Election 2008, Florida is the only state still have a constitution with vestiges of racial and discriminatory language in the book.
“Aliens Ineligible for Citizenship” was defined in the immigration law. 
-    The Naturalization Act of 1790 introduced race by limiting the acquisition of citizenship by naturalization to "free white persons."
-    The Naturalization Act of 1870 expanded the privilege to all blacks.
Be present and participate!  Make Florida history!
For more information, please call:
Miami-Dade County
Thursday, April 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Florida International University (FIU)
Student Academic Success Center, Room 160
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Fla. 33199
*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Palm Beach County
Friday, April 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
FAU Stadium, Acura Club (third floor)
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33431
*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m.
NEW LOCATION (Previously Escambia County)
Leon County
Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)
Efferson Student Union, Grand Ballroom
1628 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32307
*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 4:00 p.m.


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