civic activity Facebook Rolls Out Tools For Lawmakers To Track Voters By Kate Payne • Jul 14, 2017 Bryan Jones via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwjones/ As lawmakers return to Washington to debate healthcare, they’ll have new ways of communicating with voters back home, through Facebook. But it’s not yet clear how the social media giant’s new tools could affect the political conversation. First Amendment Foundation Challenges Sunshine Law Exemption By Kate Payne • Apr 28, 2017 Joe Gratz via Flickr Florida lawmakers are considering letting local officials meet one on one, outside of the public eye. But a first amendment advocate says the change could encourage corruption. CRC Schedules Tallahassee Meeting By Kate Payne • Apr 7, 2017 Florida Memory / https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/31967 The Constitution Revision Commission will hold a public hearing in the state capital. With Activism On The Rise, Organizers Lay Groundwork For Future By Kate Payne • Feb 3, 2017 B. C. Lorio via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/ackniculous/ The Trump administration is driving thousands of Floridians into protest marches and lawmakers’ offices, some for the first time. But will that anger and energy translate into a real impact?