FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT 22, 2015
The Libertarian Party of Florida applauds the approval of the Solar Choice ballot initiative
Libertarians encourage freedom of choice for individuals
Panama City, FL – The language proposed by the Floridians for Solar Choice ballot initiative was approved today by the Florida Supreme Court. The proposed amendment may now be placed on the ballot for the 2016 election provided that all 683,149 required signatures are collected and verified before February 1, 2016.
Floridians for Solar Choice is a coalition of several free market organizations including the Libertarian Party of Florida. Char-Lez Braden, Chair of The Libertarian Party of Florida says, “We are really happy to see the court affirm that the people of Florida should have a choice in their electrical power regulation. We will be working to see that this amendment is passed to enable a much needed competition component to the electrical generation industry and thus providing more options for the individual consumer.”
Current Florida law explicitly denies citizens and businesses the freedom to buy power directly from someone other than a private or public electric utility company. Florida is one of only four states that has such a law on record and will allow companies such as Solar City to enter the Florida market enabling Floridians more control of their energy needs.
About the Libertarian Party of Florida: The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) takes a “live and let live” approach to public policy. We believe that, at most, governments should exist only to defend and protect the rights and freedoms of individuals, thus putting the LPF far out in front of any other party’s commitment to nonviolent political action.