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…]

Leadership in an Angry and Divided Nation: A Christian Response to the 2016 Election Results

11/07/2016 0

By John Stemberger, Published on November 6, 2016 in The Stream Barring some kind of freak election scenario with hanging chads in a key swing state like Florida in 2000, America will wake up on November 9, 2016, to the sober realization that we have elected a new president. Whether it is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the President-Elect will begin leading with the reality that roughly one half of the nation doesn’t just dislike — but [More…]

Guide on How to Vote on Florida’s 2016 Ballot Amendments

10/26/2016 0

There are four proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot in November. These amendments cover a wide range of topics—from solar, to marijuana and tax exemptions. To help you wade through the confusing technical language, we’ve researched and created an overview of each proposed amendment for you. You can access this resource here or by clicking on one of the images below. 2016 Proposed Amendments Below are short summaries of each amendment: Amendment 1: Solar energy grants a [More…]

Facts you need to know about the medical marijuana Amendment 2. Must see video. Early voting starts today.

10/24/2016 0

Early voting begins today in 50 of Florida’s 67 counties! To find your county’s early voting dates and locations click here. We encourage you to visit FloridaElectionCentral.com before heading to the polls, for information about the candidates and amendments. CRITICAL FACTS YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT AMENDMENT 2 “MEDICAL MARIJUANA” We agree there is a real need to help people suffering with debilitating medical conditions and to alleviate pain. However, the goal of Amendment 2 is not to help the [More…]

We may all become ichthus Christians if…

10/20/2016 0

Friend, I will get right to the point. If this election goes the wrong way, we may all have to return to being “Ichthus” Christians where we are sneaking around just to speak of our faith in secret because we are unable to publicly. The ichthus, (pronounced “ikh-thoos”) the “fish symbol,” was used by Christians (as early as the 1st Century AD) to help identify with one another silently, in the hope of escaping persecution.  Christians [More…]

3 Resources to Help You Think About Trump vs Clinton & the 2016 Presidential Race

10/11/2016 0

FACTS:  Our issue based, Presidential voter guide tool for churches is now available online for download to print for distribution in churches or to email to friends and family. The front side of our voter guide compares the Presidential candidates and the reverse side compares the candidates for U.S. Senate.  The ad at the bottom of this voter guide gives the website address where the other voter guides are located online for judges, amendments and [More…]

(NEW VIDEO) I’m Planning to Vote. Are You?

09/06/2016 0

“We have an opportunity this November to do something that’s extraordinary, which most of the world can only dream of doing. We get to actually vote, we get to actually participate in the process of picking our leaders. It’s an extraordinary responsibility and it’s a stewardship issue…I know a lot of people are frustrated, but we just need to look at the facts, make the best choices possible, and trust in God for the result.” [More…]

Voter Guides, Score Cards & Endorsements: Our new strategy

08/11/2016 0

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Voter Guides, Score Cards & Endorsements: Our new strategy to educate voters and hold legislators accountable. By John Stemberger Overview & Executive Summary In the past, we have printed and distributed paper copies of voter guides statewide. Several important changes and additions will be made in this 2016 Primary Election cycle and beyond regarding how voter guides and voter information are produced and distributed. We are making these changes for three reasons: 1) [More…]

FFA Releases Legislative Scorecard Grading State Legislators on Social Issues

07/28/2016 0

(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. Individual [More…]

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