Our founders knew that it was a natural human right to own and use firearms for self-preservation and included the Second Amendment to the Constitution to protect that right. Whether you live in Miami or Pensacola, citizens should always have the right to protect themselves and their families. Law enforcement does a great job protecting citizens but there are times where people can be in imminent danger and cannot wait for law enforcement to be there in what could be a matter of seconds before someone could face death from an armed criminal. [Read more…] about Miami Republicans Again Deny Second Amendment Rights
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2017
CONTACT: Alex Snitker
Press Conference on Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Announced
Representative Joe Gruters (R) D-73 will be holding a press conference on Wednesday December 6th, 2017 at the state capitol to discuss his Campaign Finance Reform Legislation (HB 43). Senator Greg Steube (R) D-23 has filed the companion bill in the Senate (SB 122).
This legislation would prohibit Political Committees (PCs) and Electioneering Communications Organizations (ECOs) from making contributions to each other.
The use of political committees and electioneering communications organizations to make contributions to each other makes it extremely difficult to determine the original source of the contributions. In many cases contributions flow through multiple committees before reaching the final committee where the money is actually spent to influence the outcome of a political campaign. This legislation will make the election process more transparent and allow voters to make informed decisions about candidates.
Campaign Finance Reform has been a key priority for the Liberty First Network and the Come Clean Florida Coalition. Alexander Snitker, President of the Liberty First Network will be speaking at the press conference.
The press conference will be held on Wednesday December 6th, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Florida Capitol 4th floor rotunda between the two chambers.
SB 134 by Senator Greg Steube (R) D-23 would allow concealed weapons permit-holders to carry guns in to courthouses and temporarily surrender and store the gun at a security checkpoint. Currently concealed weapon permit holders must leave their firearms at home or store them in cars and be unarmed for a period outside the courthouses.
Citizens who walk from the (parking) garage or different areas to the Courthouse have a right to protect themselves, especially many people who could be witnesses in a trial or defense attorneys and prosecutors who receive threats from criminals.
SB 134 will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 2:00PM.
Senator Greg Steube (R) D-23 has filed SB 122 and Representative Joe Gruters (R) D- 73 has filed HB 43 to prohibit the transfer of money between political committees and electioneering organizations.
We the voters should be able to know who is funding a candidate’s campaign so that we can make an informed vote. We want to know if a candidate is going to represent the people that elected them or are they going to be controlled by the big money special interests?
SJR 194 would allow voters in the next general election to place an amendment to the State Constitution to limit the terms of office for a member of a district school board.
Co-sponsors: Senator Dana Young (R ) D-18