The 2019 legislative session was one of the cruelest our state has seen in over a decade.
While we were able to pass important bills including the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, the session attacked Floridians’ freedom to vote, to live without fear if they are immigrants or LGBTQ, to find affordable housing and to send their children to safe schools free from gun violence.
This year, we are coming back stronger, determined and more powerful than ever!
The 2020 Legislative Session convenes Tuesday, January 14, and will last 60 days.
This session, we are ready to defend our freedom to:
- Participate in our Democracy and End Voter Suppression
- Find alternatives to voter identification laws to ensure every person, regardless of age or race, can vote
- End voter purges, in which state and local officials regularly remove—or purge—citizens from voter rolls.
- Ensure that Floridians from all nationalities can vote by making ballots available in multiple languages
- Ensure Incarcerated Women are treated with Dignity
- Extend visitation time for Incarcerated Women with infant children
- End the solitary confinement of pregnant women
- Mothers will have the ability to hug, kiss, hold and bond with their children
- Fight the Climate Crisis in Florida
- Require the Public Service Commission to adopt rules for a renewable energy plan
- Protect families from being evicted from their homes during a declared state of emergency
- Remove the banning of laws relating to the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, and disposable plastic bags
- Stop the Attack on Women’s Rights:
- Secure gender equality and ensure that all women and girls are able to lead lives of dignity
- Create a society where all women and girls have equal access to quality education, employment, housing, and health
- Ensure that women are healthy, both physically and emotionally and can make decisions about their bodies and sexuality free from government interference
- We will Partner with Organizations to:
- Ensure that Floridians have access to affordable housing and healthcare
- Prevent court fines and fees from crippling formerly incarcerated people
- Hold Department of Corrections accountable for their wrongdoings and eliminate harsh prison sentencing
- Allow refugees to resettle in Florida and grant them residency status
- Develop measures to prevent heat-related illnesses including strokes for outdoor workers
We will be mobilizing to Tallahassee for NewFM Advocacy Day on February 11-12 and Dignity Day at the Capitol on February 18-19. We would like for you to join us in support of our bold, inspiring and transformative legislation.
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