DeSantis Calls 'Deceptive' Abortion Amendment a 'Nuke on Parental Consent Laws'

DeSantis Calls 'Deceptive' Abortion Amendment a 'Nuke on Parental Consent Laws'

Liv Caputo
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April 17, 2024
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL—Governor Ron DeSantis blasted Florida's abortion ballot initiative, telling onlookers the amendment is deceptive, illegal, and a money-making scheme. "The [abortion] amendment is written very deceptively to try to trick as many people to vote for it as possible," DeSantis said at a Wednesday morning press conference. "One of the things that amendment […]
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'This Bill Isn't About Parental Rights': Replacement Social Media Bill Passes Legislature

'This Bill Isn't About Parental Rights': Replacement Social Media Bill Passes Legislature

Liv Caputo
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March 6, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Florida Legislature has passed a revamped social media ban for minors following the Governor's veto of its old form, though critics believe that constitutionally, the bill is doomed to fail. HB 1 was a Republican-led bill banning all children under 16 on social media platforms, regardless of parental wishes. In a surprising show […]
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Revamped Social Media Ban for Minors Flies Past Senate Floor

Revamped Social Media Ban for Minors Flies Past Senate Floor

Liv Caputo
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March 4, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Florida Legislature's second attempt at social media regulations for children has passed the Senate Floor, providing for increased parental rights provisions. The bill replaces its sister measure, which was killed by the Governor after outcries for increased parental discretion. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Erin Grall, HB 1 would have issued a blanket ban […]
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DeSantis to Veto Republican-Led Social Media Ban for Kids

DeSantis to Veto Republican-Led Social Media Ban for Kids

Liv Caputo
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February 29, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Senate President Kathleen Passidomo told reporters that she believes Gov. DeSantis will veto Republicans' highly controversial social media ban for minors, and the Legislature will instead craft new language that the Governor agrees to. HB 1, sponsored by Republican Rep. Tyler Sirois and Republican Sen. Erin Grall, was passed by the Florida Legislature last […]
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The Republican-led Florida Legislature Channels Communist China With New Social Media Bill

The Republican-led Florida Legislature Channels Communist China With New Social Media Bill

Javier Manjarres
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February 22, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL— For the past few years, the Republican-led state legislature has passed some very pro-Florida, pro-family legislative measures, but just as members have introduced sound legislative bills for consideration, they have also introduced some dreadful and cringe-worthy measures like the social media ban and defamation bills that all-but channel the oppressive and authoritarian Communist […]
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Drugs, Communism, Confederacy: Update on Seven Big Florida Bills

Drugs, Communism, Confederacy: Update on Seven Big Florida Bills

Liv Caputo
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February 19, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—As the 9-week Legislative Session nears its end on March 8, Lawmakers are scrambling to get their bills passed, including a series of controversial measures involving revamped defamation lawsuits, social media bans, and an anti-communism curriculum in classrooms. Here are updates on seven big bills this session: Defamation Lawsuits: For the second year in a […]
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Florida Parents Overwhelmingly Oppose Social Media ban for Teenagers

Florida Parents Overwhelmingly Oppose Social Media ban for Teenagers

Javier Manjarres
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February 15, 2024
The controversial legislative measure that passed in the Florida House of Representatives that calls for an all-out Social Media ban for children under the age of 16, and is now being taken up in the Florida Senate, could be dead on arrival as a new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of parents in Florida […]
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The Lounge🍊—2.10.2024—Florida Lawmakers Focus on DEI, Social Media, Defamation—More...

The Lounge🍊—2.10.2024—Florida Lawmakers Focus on DEI, Social Media, Defamation—More...

Liv Caputo
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February 11, 2024
The 2024 Legislative Session is now almost halfway completed, closing out the fifth week of the 9-week period. Tempers are wearing thin as we draw closer to the end, with a Republican expressing his "disgust" over Democrats storming out of a bill hearing. Other controversial issues this week included abortion rights, "identity politics" in the […]
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'We Have to Step in': Social Media Bill Continues to Exclude Parental Rights

'We Have to Step in': Social Media Bill Continues to Exclude Parental Rights

Liv Caputo
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February 6, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Florida Senate is sticking to its guns in a social media ban for minors. In a rare departure from the Governor, the Republican-led measure outlawing social media accounts for minors—regardless of parental wishes—passed committee down party lines. "If we as a government have identified this harm that is beyond the magnitude of any […]
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Weinberger Runs for Office on a Pro-Agriculture, Pro-Animal and Parental Rights Platform

Weinberger Runs for Office on a Pro-Agriculture, Pro-Animal and Parental Rights Platform

Javier Manjarres
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February 1, 2024
When individuals decide to run for elected office, most are eager to promote their past accomplishments like Military service, strong business acumen, education, and philanthropic work. This is the case with Meg Weinberger, a pro-gun, pro-parental rights Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives in District 94, who has devoted much of her life […]
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DeSantis Pushes for Parental Rights Over Social Media Ban for Kids

DeSantis Pushes for Parental Rights Over Social Media Ban for Kids

Liv Caputo
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January 26, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Gov. DeSantis has weighed in on potential legal concerns for the social media ban for minors bill that passed the House Floor Thursday. Gov. DeSantis explained that while he agreed with the bill, it was likely to evolve to expand parental rights. "I think social media has been a net negative for our youth […]
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Parental Rights vs. Child Protections: Florida Lawmakers Go Head-to-Head Over New Social Media Bill

Parental Rights vs. Child Protections: Florida Lawmakers Go Head-to-Head Over New Social Media Bill

Liv Caputo
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January 18, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL --- In a push toward increased protection of children, the Florida House voted on a new bill banning social media usage for children under 16. Social media platforms in violation of the bill would face a $50,000 fine per penalty, and up to $10,000 in civil damages to be paid to the minor […]
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Gaetz Votes Against Parental Rights Bill, Says Education is a State Issue

Gaetz Votes Against Parental Rights Bill, Says Education is a State Issue

Javier Manjarres
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March 24, 2023
WASHINGTON—The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives has followed Florida’s lead in introducing a parental bill of rights measure.   The Parents Bill of Rights ACT (H.R. 5), which calls for “local educational agencies and schools” to comply with the bill's requirements or face federal defunding, passed by a vote total of 213-208.   Florida’s entire […]
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Drag Event at Florida High School Canceled After Call from State

Drag Event at Florida High School Canceled After Call from State

Chris Nelson
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March 22, 2023
An after-school event set to take place tomorrow at an Orlando High School featuring drag performers has been canceled after a call from the Florida Department of Education, a school spokesman has confirmed. "Donuts and Drag with Mama Rose" was advertised on the Instagram page of "Boone High's Queer and Ally Alliance". According to the […]
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DeSantis Endorses 'Pro-parent' School Board Candidates

DeSantis Endorses 'Pro-parent' School Board Candidates

Jim McCool
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July 15, 2022
Education and parental rights has become the forefront of concern for many Florida Republicans.  Now, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has released a new batch of school board endorsements for, "Pro-parent," candidates. The following candidates have pledged to run on the recently announced, "DeSantis Education Agenda: Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights," a statewide blueprint for […]
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Governor Launches 'DeSantis Education Agenda' Plan

Governor Launches 'DeSantis Education Agenda' Plan

Jim McCool
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June 16, 2022
Parental rights and education policies have become paramount in Florida politics as Republicans have dubbed Florida the, "Education State."  Now, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has officially launched the "DeSantis Education Agenda." The "DeSantis Education Agenda: Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights," is a statewide blueprint for school board candidates and members who are committed to […]
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Mooney Labeled as Criminal Drug Dealer in New Attack Ad

Mooney Labeled as Criminal Drug Dealer in New Attack Ad

Jim McCool
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June 8, 2022
Rhonda Rebman Lopez (R-FL) is fighting valiantly to take win the Florida House seat she lost by the narrowest of margins during the 2020 presidential election.  The Floridians for Truth Now has recently launched a scathing new video, in which they blast her competition with a humbling, "Shame on you Jim Mooney." State Rep. Jim […]
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Erick Aguilar Promises to Fight for Parents in US Congress

Erick Aguilar Promises to Fight for Parents in US Congress

Jim McCool
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May 23, 2022
Congressional candidate and veteran, Dr. Erick Aguilar (R-FL), has announced his campaign with an America First agenda. Now, Dr. Aguilar is promising parental rights advocacy and legislation from himself if he is elected to the US Congress. In a recent interview with the Floridian, Aguilar indicated that he strongly supports the Florida legislature's recent actions, […]
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