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Archive for January 9th, 2018

AFP-Florida Launches Direct Mail and Digital Effort to Push Direct Primary Care

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Americans for Prosperity-Florida State Director Chris Hudson issued the following statement:

“As the new year kicked off, we’ve launched direct mail into the districts of the sponsors of these important bills with the goal of educating their constituents about the good legislation their members are filing.  We will also begin to mobilize activists statewide to join us in educating Floridians about these bills. This campaign thanks Senator Tom Lee and Representative Danny Burgess for sponsoring Director Primary Care (DPC) legislation that would provide Floridians with more affordable and high-quality care, the removes barriers, and promotes for patients to deal directly with their doctors. We hope the House and Senate move these bills for a floor vote and pass this measure so that Governor Scott can sign it into law.”
Last week, AFP-FL launched the first of four direct-mail piece that will hit mail boxes over the first two weeks of 2018. Their grassroots partners at Generation Opportunity (GenOpp) also launched an effort to eliminate so called “free speech” zones on college campuses. The non-partisan group is consistent in holding legislators accountable for the bills they sponsor and the votes they take. The group has also sent key vote letters to members urging them to support key legislation.
AFP-FL will score votes on these key bills in the group’s annual Economic Freedom Scorecard. AFP-FL state director, Chris Hudson has also laid out the group’s priorities for 2018 in an open letter that ran in the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida Today, Naples Daily News, and Ft. Meyers News Press. Hudson reminds Floridians that “Last year, our legislators kept many New Year’s resolutions: trimming the fat from the state budget, making sure taxpayers kept more of their hard-earned money, and expanding educational opportunity for children across the state,” and that “This session, there are several legislative proposals that would maintain the steady momentum toward a more efficient and effective state government.” Those proposals include expanding Direct Primary Care, cutting spending and corporate welfare, and continuing to promote common sense health care, education, and labor reforms

AFP-Florida Launches Direct Mail and Digital Effort to Push Direct Primary Care

Jan 8, 2018 by AFP

Group will mobilize grassroots to promote DPC as commons sense health care reform

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL), the state’s leading grassroots advocacy organization for common sense health care reform, has launched a new direct mail campaign highlighting the benefits of direct primary care. The mailer calls on constituents to contact their legislators and ask them to support two bills that would allow individuals and businesses to pay physicians directly for routine care: SB 80, introduced by Senator Tom Lee, along with its companion measure introduced by Representative Burgess, HB 37. AFP-FL is also encouraging activists to contact their elected officials to support these bills through a targeted digital campaign.

  Americans for Prosperity-Florida State Director Chris Hudson issued the following statement:

“As the new year kicked off, we’ve launched direct mail into the districts of the sponsors of these important bills with the goal of educating their constituents about the good legislation their members are filing.  We will also begin to mobilize activists statewide to join us in educating Floridians about these bills. This campaign thanks Senator Tom Lee and Representative Danny Burgess for sponsoring Director Primary Care (DPC) legislation that would provide Floridians with more affordable and high-quality care, the removes barriers, and promotes for patients to deal directly with their doctors. We hope the House and Senate move these bills for a floor vote and pass this measure so that Governor Scott can sign it into law.”
Last week, AFP-FL launched the first of four direct-mail piece that will hit mail boxes over the first two weeks of 2018. Their grassroots partners at Generation Opportunity (GenOpp) also launched an effort to eliminate so called “free speech” zones on college campuses. The non-partisan group is consistent in holding legislators accountable for the bills they sponsor and the votes they take. The group has also sent key vote letters to members urging them to support key legislation.
AFP-FL will score votes on these key bills in the group’s annual Economic Freedom Scorecard. AFP-FL state director, Chris Hudson has also laid out the group’s priorities for 2018 in an open letter that ran in the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida Today, Naples Daily News, and Ft. Meyers News Press. Hudson reminds Floridians that “Last year, our legislators kept many New Year’s resolutions: trimming the fat from the state budget, making sure taxpayers kept more of their hard-earned money, and expanding educational opportunity for children across the state,” and that “This session, there are several legislative proposals that would maintain the steady momentum toward a more efficient and effective state government.” Those proposals include expanding Direct Primary Care, cutting spending and corporate welfare, and continuing to promote common sense health care, education, and labor reforms

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Bill HB 9“will enforce the rule of law,” Elected officials cannot uphold the rule of law and support sanctuary cities at the same time.

House Speaker vows to pass ‘sanctuary city’ ban bill on week 1 of Session

On week one of Session, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is determined to pass a bill that would penalize local officials who support the passage of so-called “sanctuary city” policies.
The bill “will enforce the rule of law,” Corcoran tweeted Tuesday.
 State Rep. Larry Metz, a Lake County Republican, championed an identical bill that passed the Florida House in the last week of Session. The same effort, however, went nowhere in the Senate.  House leadership has made it a priority to push through the bill this Session, but whether history will repeat itself in the Senate remains to be seen.  Republican Sens. Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach and Greg Steube of Sarasota are leading the charge in their chamber to pass a similar proposal to the one in the House.
The Senate bill has been referred to two committees, but no hearings have been scheduled yet. The first stop would be the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Steube.   The controversial proposals have received pushback from DACA recipients, immigrant advocates, undocumented immigrants, who fear banning communities that act as “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants would make crimes that occur to them harder to report.
But Republicans who support the effort, including Corcoran, argue that elected officials cannot uphold the rule of law and support sanctuary cities at the same time. Corcoran has said that if they do support such policies, they should be removed from office.  HB 9 states that police chiefs, sheriff or mayors in communities that honor these policies — currently there are none in Florida — are to be fined or removed from office.
If the bill becomes law, the move would have an “indeterminate” financial burden on local communities. The bill does not guarantee reimbursement for the costs that come from fully complying with federal immigration authorities. That includes the price of holding inmates in county jails past their sentences so that immigration authorities can come pick them up for deportation.  Democrats opposed the measure last Session saying such a law would face constitutional hurdles because it could violate a person’s right to due process.
Corcoran, who is very likely to run for governor and is expected to announce once Session is over, is in support of hard-line immigration policies. He has vowed to pass the sanctuary city bill and praised President Donald Trump for ending protections for Dreamers.   “At the end of the day, I will always err on the side of our citizens and defending the rule of law,” the Land O’Lakes Republican wrote on his website.

Sanctuary cities are a threat to the safety of our communities. On week one of session the Florida House will pass a bill that will enforce the rule of law.   

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