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Vote ‘YES’ to Reject Terrorist-Related Businesses – Miami-Dade Charter Amendment (Election: Nov. 2012)

Posted by FactReal on November 4, 2012

The 2012 November ballot for Miami-Dade County has several County Questions. Below is a quick background and recommendation for one of the questions:

QUESTION: BUSINESSES WITH COUNTRIES SPONSORING TERRORISM

Title: Non-Binding Straw Ballot on Contracting with Companies Doing Business with State Sponsors of Terrorism
Language on the Ballot:

Would you support, to the extent permitted by law, prohibiting further the use of taxpayers’ dollars to procure services or capital improvement projects from companies actively doing business in countries that are on the U.S. Department of State’s list of state sponsors of terrorism?

RECOMMENDATION: Vote ‘YES’: “This question will serve as a good indicator of how Miami-Dade taxpayers feel about having their taxpayer dollars go to companies, e.g. Brazil’s Odebrecht, that partner with the brutal regimes of Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.” The U.S. Dept. of State’s list of state sponsors of terrorism can be found at http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2011/195547.htm.

Video:
Commissioners passed the resolution: 11 – 0 with 2 absent. (Agenda item 10A16 on 8/23/2012)
Resolution Reference: R-659-12

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