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RECAP: Week #7- This week in Tallahassee…

The end of the session is in sight with only two weeks left to go. Apart from a few scheduling meetings, committee meetings are done, and the remainder of the session will be centered on the floors of the House and Senate chambers. This week saw some of the most heated and volatile committee hearings, two of which involved priority bills of ours.

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RECAP: Week #6- This week in Tallahassee…

Week 6 of the Florida Legislature has come to an end, and we are officially two-thirds of the way through session. As we come to this point of the 2024 Legislative Session, the pace of Tallahassee has definitely slowed in the committee process, while picking up steam in the main chambers of both the House and Senate. Two major victories crossed the finish line on the House side this week.

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Video Update: On the ground in Tallahassee today…

Aaron DiPietro, Florida Family Policy Council Legislative Affairs Director, was at the Supreme Court today for the oral arguments on whether the radical abortion-on-demand ballot initiative will be allowed to be on the 2024 General Election ballot here in Florida. In this video, Aaron along with Noah Fay, FFPC Media Producer, recap what took place during the oral arguments this morning.

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Beware of the extreme, deceptive, and dangerous abortion-on-demand amendment circulating in Florida

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have organized a heavily funded stealth group called “Floridians Protecting Freedom.” They are circulating a petition entitled “Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion.” The amendment is very extreme and deceptive. It would enshrine abortion as a fundamental right in Florida’s constitution and allow abortions for virtually any reason up to nine months of pregnancy.

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RECAP: Week #4 – This week in Tallahassee…

Week 4 of the Florida Legislature is complete, with many significant victories along the way. However, Weeks 4 (and 5) are significant for another reason as well. Many of the subcommittees finish their workload during this time, which for practical reasons, means that if a bill hasn’t been heard at least in one committee by this time, it is most likely dead for this session. Although this does mean that sadly, time has run out for some of our priorities for this session, on the flip side, other dangerous and harmful bills we were opposing that have not had hearings up to now are also dead. Additionally, the winnowing of the field of legislation allows our team at FFPC to narrow in on the remaining priorities, to ensure they cross the finish line this session.

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RECAP: Week #3 – This week in Tallahassee…

Over 200 grassroots supporters in Florida, from Pensacola to Miami, joined us in Tallahassee on Monday and Tuesday for our annual FFPC Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days! We had a remarkable time of fellowship including praise and worship, legislative instruction, worldview training, and updates from leading allies in the legislature. The entire event was a tremendous encouragement and a complete success!

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RECAP: Week #2 – This week in Tallahassee…

Tallahassee faced bitter cold, with temperatures dropping into the 20s and 30s for much of Week 2 of the 2024 Legislative Session. Despite the weather, the legislative session kicked off with notable vigor, marked by significant policy advancements aligning with our dedication to family values and the well-being of Florida residents.

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Special Notes

FFPC President John Stemberger Announces Retirement from FFPC

  Dear Friend,   Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of being one of the founders of the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC). In fact, I was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors. Not long after that, it became clear that God was calling me to lead the...

2023 has been a year unlike any other!

2023 has been a year unlike any other! Our goal is always to create a state where God is honored, life is cherished, families thrive, and religious liberty flourishes. Because of your dedication and support of FFPC, and through your efforts, Florida is many steps...

 Our Position on Pro-Life Petition Campaigns to Amend the Florida Constitution

It is critical to understand that the text of our constitution is not the problem. Instead, the problem lies with the liberal activist judges on the court in 1989 that clearly misinterpreted it. Therefore, we do not need to amend our state Constitution to “fix” our constitution because there is no abortion right in it.

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