Legislative Insider’s Report: Weeks 5/6 of 9

04/18/2017 0

Dear Friend, We hope this message finds you and your family well and that you had a blessed celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past weekend. We are sorry that we missed sending you week 5 of our Insider’s Report, but we’ve included it in this week’s report.  The Legislature slowed down a bit in Week 6 because of Passover and Good Friday, but for the days that the Legislature was [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 4 of 9

03/31/2017 0

Before we delve into what happened in Tallahassee this week, we wanted to remind you of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which held its first public hearing this week. The CRC is convened every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing amendments which are placed on the ballot in the next statewide election.  Despite the late notice of the meeting, the venue was packed, and many progressive organizations were able [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 3 of 9

03/24/2017 0

Perhaps the biggest news this week for many of our supporters was that Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger was appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) by Speaker Richard Corcoran. On Monday, he was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to serve for the next 18 months as a commissioner on the CRC, which is a constitutional position.  John will represent millions of Floridians with conservative viewpoints, just [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report Week 2 of 9

03/21/2017 0

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) hosted its 4th annual Pro-Family Days in Tallahassee this past Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, FFPC trained attendees how to lobby and briefed them on current life, gambling, and LGBT bills being considered by the Legislature. We were joined by policy experts Bill Bunkley of Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Sara Johnson of No Casinos, Amber Kelly of Florida Family Action, and FFPC President John Stemberger. Over 250 supporters and legislators from around the state [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 1 of 9

03/13/2017 0

This past week was the first and opening week of the 2017 Florida Legislative Session!  Dear Friend, The Legislature opened the 2017 session this week with a bang! On Tuesday, we saw addresses from the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President.  A battle has been brewing between Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran over legislation regarding Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  Speaker Corcoran has taken aim at ending the [More…]

Jax Women to Rally at City Hall Wednesday to Urge Mayor Curry to Veto HRO

02/21/2017 0

BREAKING NEWS Public Interest Law Firm Releases Legal Memo Documenting Jax HRO Cannot Become Law Before February 28 — PRESS ADVISORY Jacksonville Women to Rally at City Hall on Wednesday Continuing to Urge Mayor Lenny Curry to Veto HRO which Allows Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms (Jacksonville, FL) Liberty Counsel, a national public interest constitutional law firm with offices in Florida, released a three-page legal memorandum today documenting the fact that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry [More…]

Call Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry Immediately and Tell Him to Keep His Promise & Veto the HRO

02/15/2017 0

Last night, the Jacksonville City Council passed a Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) creating a weapon to punish Christians seeking to live and work according to their faith without government interference and allowing men to use women’s showers, locker rooms, bathrooms and dressing areas.  This anti-liberty proposal is the worst possible piece of public policy any elected official could support. It violates the dignity, safety and the security of women and children and disregards religious liberty. [More…]

Jacksonville Needs Your Help Now!

01/19/2017 0

The citizens of Jacksonville are fighting their own city council to stop them from trying to adopt a dangerous sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance.  Despite claims of “new compromise language,” the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15, puts women’s privacy, safety and dignity at risk when they use showers, locker rooms, spas, and bathrooms by allowing men to also use the same intimate facility.  Furthermore, it seeks to punish businesses and Christian ministries who [More…]

Tell the Jacksonville City Council to Say “NO” to the HRO!

01/09/2017 0

Members of the Jacksonville City Council have just filed the bad Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) bill again, which was defeated twice before thanks to your efforts.  Do not be fooled.  Despite the claims of “new compromise language,” the new Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15, still puts women’s privacy, safety and dignity at risk while using showers, locker rooms, spas and bathrooms by allowing men to use these intimate facilities.  It seeks to allow the [More…]

Gov. Scott Appoints Conservative Judge Alan Lawson to Florida Supreme Court

12/16/2016 0

In a victory for conservatives, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Judge C. Alan Lawson from the 5th District Court of Appeals this morning. Judge Lawson said that he will exercise judicial restraint at this morning’s announcement. In his interview with the Judicial Nominating Commission, he expressed a willingness to discard legal precedent in cases where it is wrong in regards to a constitutional matter. Judge Lawson will replace current liberal Justice E.C. Perry who is retiring [More…]

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