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NOW centers on Constitutional and Economic Equality, Racial Justice, LGBTQ Rights, Reproductive Rights and Preventing Violence against Women. 

It's time to let Your Legislators know

where you stand!

STOP HB1/SB484

SB 484 Combating Public Disorder Legislators’ are fast-tracking Governor DeSantis’ bill which creates unconstitutional measures that will silence and criminalize Floridian’s First Amendment right to peacefully protest and assemble.

HB1 has passed the Appropriations Committee; now moves to the Senate on Wednesday, April 14th.  CLICK HERE to see what you can do!

 

Current Federal Legislation on Our Radar

HR1620 Violence Against Women Act 2021 Reauthorization passed the House on 3/17/2021. This landmark legislation funds domestic violence shelters among so many other protections.

HJR717 The Equal Rights Amendment Extending the Deadline for Ratification passed the House on 3/17/21.  The ERA will give women constitutional equality. It moves to the Senate as SJR1.

HR1 For the People Act Voting Rights expansion passed the House on 3/3/21. It (S1) moves to the Senate.

HR5 The Equality Act passed the House on 2/25/21. It provides protection for the LGBTQ+ community

HR1280 The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the House on 3/9/21. It provides a framework to prevent and remedy racial profiling by law enforcement.

All of the above bills have passed the US House of Representatives. Please contact our Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and tell them to SUPPORT these bills.

HR7 The Paycheck Fairness Act prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of sex; provides numerous additional protections for sex-based wage inequities. Contact your Congressional Representative to SUPPORT this important legislation.

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session is Moving FAST to Push through Bills that Limit Our Rights and some that are helpful!

Click here to read the latest Session updates.

Find out who your Florida Legislators are Click Here

THREATENS YOUR VOICE & VOTE

OPPOSE SB 484 Combating Public Disorder Heavy-handed punishments curbing free speech. TIME IS RUNNING OUT - It's on the Senate Calendar for a vote on April 7.  Contact your Senator TODAY and tell them to vote NO on SB484!

OPPOSE SB 90: Election Administration Limits vote-by-mail ballots, prohibits the use of drop boxes and more.

OTHER DANGEROUS LEGISLATION

OPPOSE SB 582 Parental Rights. Forces schoolteachers and counselors to out LGBTQ students. Makes accessing healthcare or counseling more difficult. THIS HAS ALREADY PASSED THE HOUSE - Contact your Senator TODAY and tell them to vote NO on SB582!

OPPOSE CS/HB 545 Restricting Access to Sex Education.  Requires parental consent prior to instruction on reproductive health & sexually transmitted diseases.

OPPOSE CS/SB78 and HB947 Union Busting. Makes it more difficult to join and maintain union membership.

Contact your Legislators, tell them to vote NO on these!

RISKY BUSINESS

OPPOSE CS/SB410 Materials Harmful to Minors-Provides parents with the right to exempt their children from reproductive health & disease education. 

OPPOSE HB1221 Disability Abortions. Exploits pregnant people to advance an agenda aimed at banning abortions. 

OPPOSE HB1475 Trans Sports Ban; companion SB 2012. Limits access to sports for trans students.

Contact your Legislators, tell them to vote NO on these!

THERE IS GOOD NEWS - BILLS WE SUPPORT!

SB 238 Medicaid Eligibility. Extends period of eligibility for Medicaid for postpartum women to 12 months; promotes better health outcomes.

SJR 276 Medicaid Coverage Amends State Constitution to expand Medicaid coverage. Improves quality of life and reduces state costs.

SB 556/HB443 Eligibility for Medical Assistance and Related Services. Extends Medicaid eligibility to specified adults; provides affordable and universally available health care; reduces state costs. 

SB1002/HB673 DNA Evidence Collected in Sexual Offense Investigations. Maintains a statewide database for sexual offense evidence kits.

CS/SB404/HB183 Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.  Requires this office to implement specific policies, practices and programs focused on minority health issues.

Contact your Legislators, tell them to SUPPORT these!

We are an intersectional grassroots activist organization working to promote feminist ideals,

lead societal change, eliminate discrimination and achieve equal rights for all women and girls.

 

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