GOVERNOR DESANTIS APPOINTS BARBARA LAGOA TO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

01/09/2019 0

BREAKING NEWS: January 9, 2019 GOVERNOR DESANTIS MAKES FIRST OF THREE HISTORIC APPOINTMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT Judge Barbara Lagoa of Miami to become the first Cuban-American Woman on the Florida Supreme Court. (Tallahassee, FL) Today, as his first very first act in office, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Barbara Lagoa, the first of three appointments which are expected to the Florida Supreme Court.  Judge Lagoa currently sits on the Third District Court of [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 7 of 9

02/23/2018 0

Photo Credit: The Palm Beach Post This week students from Parkland and across the state descended on Tallahassee to call for legislative action after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students were split into groups and were escorted by Equality Florida, Florida’s leading LGBT activist organization, and other organizers to meet with legislators to share their experiences and demand action. On Tuesday, as the House opened [More…]

Critical Update on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC): Upcoming Hearings in Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola Cape Coral & St. Petersburg

02/16/2018 0

Your voice is needed at one of the four upcoming historic hearings of the 2017-2018 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) scheduled during the next few weeks.  As you may know, the CRC only gathers once every 20 years to review the state constitution.  As part of this process, the CRC proposes constitutional amendments which citizens will be able to vote on in the November 2018 election. The CRC recently completed its committee work.  It narrowed [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 4 of 9

02/02/2018 0

Week 4 is over and there was quite a bit of movement on some bills that we’re watching, but haven’t listed on our core legislative agenda. First off, the House rolled out its gambling bill for the year this week. The proposed bill looks good in that it locks in the Seminole gambling compact for 20 years and puts some other restrictions on gambling in the state. What remains to be seen is whether, after [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report Week 3 of 9

01/26/2018 0

We were excited to see so many new faces this week in Tallahassee for our 5th annual Pro-Family Days! Each year the event has grown, and this year is no exception. Over 250 supporters and legislators from around the state joined us on Monday and Tuesday for this exciting event! On Monday, Pro-Family Days attendees were trained on how to lobby and were briefed by policy experts Bill Bunkley of Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty [More…]

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…]