Getting back to what I mentioned earlier, FFPC has felt a real mandate over the last couple of months in the area of protection for our children.
More and more, we’re seeing pop culture, the entertainment industrial complex, liberal political revolutionaries, and radical sex activists targeting our kids – from the seemingly innocent placement of same-sex couples kissing in television commercials to new sex education curriculum in public schools presenting children with a list and asking them to make a decision on which gender pronoun they want to use.
We can’t afford to disengage or become passive in our protection of innocent kids. We must aggressively defend them in policy, culture, and in schools.
Apathy and neutrality will grant us a loss, and we can’t afford to lose the next generation. That is why FFPC is so focused on passing child-first legislation like the sex-education opt-out bill, HB/SB 545/410 sponsored by Representative Linda Chaney and Senator Anna Marie Rodriguez.
We believe strongly that parents are the best equipped and duly authorized decision-makers for their children. Parents should always have the option to opt their kids out of sex education classes at school – or any other controversial class, for that matter.
But right now, they can’t do that in all Florida schools.
If we keep our foot on the gas, we know we can get this commonsense legislation across the finish line and to the desk of Governor DeSantis. But we need your help.
FFPC’s lobbyists are engaging every day at the Capitol to lay the foundation for legislative success. Your generous support makes it possible for us to be there daily, answering questions, encouraging legislators to vote the right way, and ensuring the final product is a great piece of legislation.
Without your help, the other side – Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Equality Florida, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and others – would be the only side in the building advocating for change.
We’re focusing on children, in part, because, despite the lack of unity in our country, protecting children is one thing that we can all agree on. And that’s why we’re optimistic we can make great strides here in the closing weeks of the legislative session.
Every dollar that we raise in pursuit of good public policy in Florida is a dollar that competes for the hearts and minds of the next generation. Think about that and read it again:
Every dollar invested in good public policy is a dollar that competes for the hearts and minds of the next generation.
To me, that’s worth sacrificing a Starbucks, or a trip to the movies, or maybe even a vacation – knowing that the next generation of Floridians will grow up in an environment that is truly a safe place for them and for their kids.
I’m asking all of our supporters this month to make an extra investment as we race towards the end of the legislative session.
Maybe you’ve never given before – and that’s okay! We serve a God who has a history of multiplying everything that is surrendered to His causes – to the things that honor his design for the human experience. Whether your gift is $5, $500, or $5 thousand, we know that every dollar, every breath, and every effort we put towards these pursuits will be honored.
I’m asking you to consider what sort of impact you’d like to have on Florida’s future generations. The legislative session ends on April 30th, so please don’t delay.
Thank you, as always, for your loyal and generous support.
In His Service,
President & General Counsel
Florida Family Policy Council