Vote Yes on Amendment 7

Support First Responders and Miami Dade College

Amendment 7 makes important, citizen-driven changes to the Florida Constitution, supporting First Responders and allowing Florida Colleges to continue managing their own programs

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Let Colleges Make Decisions About Your Education

Amendment 7 enshrines the Florida College System in the State Constitution and ensures that crucial decisions about educational programming and budgeting continue to be made locally, by colleges who understand the needs of their students and communities.

Amendment 7 would finally recognize, at a statewide level, the invaluable role of MDC and the other 27 institutions comprising the FCS as the backbone of Florida’s workforce training and economy. 

Known as the First Responder and Higher Ed Amendment, Amendment 7 also provides college tuition to the survivors of first responders and military members killed on duty, and requires university trustees to agree by a two-thirds super-majority to raise college fees (not including tuition).

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Why should you APPROVE Amendment 7?

  • By voting YES for Amendment 7 on November 6, we can make sure our model State Colleges remain the greatest instruments for success for ALL Floridians, providing everyone with a desire to learn an accessible, affordable and high-quality higher education. Passing Amendment 7 places the Florida College System in the State Constitution alongside the K-12 and State University systems.
  • Passage of Amendment 7 will also guarantee that survivors of first responders and military personnel lost in action receive important death benefits and higher education tuition waivers.
  • By making important, citizen-driven changes to the Florida Constitution, Amendment 7 protects our state’s future and gives our Colleges the ability to continue addressing the evolving academic and workforce needs of our communities.
  • Amendment 7 will further solidify MDC’s role as our community’s greatest equalizer.

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