Our rights are threatened in Tallahassee

The Supermajority in Tallahassee has been extremely busy carrying out Governor DeSantis’ every wish. The best way to let them know you don’t agree with them destroying our rights is to call, email or write to your representatives. We’ll make it easy for you with the button at the bottom of this page! 

SB 7050 - Omnibus Election Bill

Voter Suppression at its worst. On Monday, April 3, the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee unveiled the text of Senate Bill 7050, an omnibus bill that revises multiple parts of Florida’s election code that would effect all aspect of elections. The bill had a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4 and this bill is now being reviewed in the Senate. Florida previously enacted an omnibus voter suppression bill in 2021, portions of which were struck down after a trial last year, although that ruling is paused pending an appeal.

HB 7 - SB 300 - 6 Week Abortion Ban

The “Near Total Abortion Ban” essentially eliminates reproductive freedom by prohibiting abortions after 6 weeks gestation before many girls/women even know they are pregnant; provides exceptions for rape and incest only up to 15 weeks and only if victims can prove the violent act with official documentation, which only increases the burden; funds an additional $25 million per year to fund anti-abortion fake clinics, where untrained volunteers or staff regularly give medically inaccurate and potentially dangerous pregnancy information and where they are not bound by state and federal privacy laws that prevent sharing that information with others. GOOD NEWS: Democrats in the U.S. Congress have introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would ensure access to abortion throughout the country. Contact Senators Rubio and Scott and House Representatives Cammack, Dunn and Webster.

HB 1421 - SB 254 - Trans Ban Bill

The “Trans ban bill” bans gender-affirming health care treatments for children even with parental consent, and places more barriers for adults to receive gender-affirming medical care; gives Florida courts jurisdiction over custody determination for a child present in Florida to the extent necessary to protect the child from being subjected to gender-affirming treatments in another state, and criminalizes healthcare providers who defy the new laws to provide gender-affirming care.