FFA Releases Legislative Scorecard Grading State Legislators on Social Issues

(Orlando, FL)- Today Florida Family Action (FFA) announced the publication of its first Legislative Scorecard, tabulating combined legislative votes from both the 2015 and 2016 Florida Legislative Sessions.

“Our hope is that FFA increasingly becomes known for holding all legislators—Republicans and Democrats—accountable for supporting bad policy, and praise for supporting good public policy on issues related to life; marriage; family and religious liberty,” said John Stemberger, President and General Counsel of Florida Family Action.

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Individual legislators were scored based upon votes favorable or unfavorable to FFA’s legislative agenda. The guide scored 12 issues on FFA’s legislative agenda from 2015 and 2016.  State legislators received both a letter grade from A+ to F and a corresponding numeric percentage score from 0-100%.

In the House of Representatives, the average House Democrat score was 41.35%.  The average House Republican score was 90.66%. One House Democrat received an A and one a D, and the rest received F’s.  Thirty seven (37) House Republican Legislators received a perfect “A+” score, twenty eight (28) received A’s.  Two GOP Representatives received D’s and five received F’s.

In the Florida Senate, the average Democrat score was 34.12% and the average Republican Score was 89.93%.  Eleven (11) Republican State Senators received a perfect A+ score and one GOP Senator received an A.  One Republican Senator received a D and all Democrat Senators received F’s.

Legislators in both chambers receiving an A+ score will be invited to be publicly recognized and honored as a “Champion of the Family” at the Florida Family Policy Council’s 11th Annual Policy Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Orlando, where Dr. Ben Carson will be featured as the keynote speaker.

To view the full scorecard available via PDF for download CLICK HERE.  Please allow a couple of seconds to fully load the document.

Florida Family Action is the legislative arm of the Florida Family Policy Council. For more information or media interviews call 407-418-0250 or email info@floridafamilyaction.org.