Urgent: Stop the Florida Mega-Voucher Bill Today

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Florida SB 48  merges and expands the multiple voucher programs that already exist into two large programs.

If passed, this bill would also reduce the frequency of audits to detect fraud from every year to once every three years, increase the yearly growth rate of voucher programs, and via ESAs, expand the use of public funds for parents to “shop” for private schools or homeschool services.

Here is what to do.

1. Pick up the phone today and call:

(Sample Script) My name is (name). Please tell Senator (name) that I strongly oppose SB 48. I support public education. SB 48 is one more attempt to fund private schools and destroy our public school system.

Chair, Sen. Joe Gruters
(850) 487-5023
Twitter: @JoeGruters

Vice Chair, Sen. Shevrin Jones
(850) 487-5035
Twitter: @ShevrinJones

Senator Lori Berman
(850) 487-5031
Twitter: @loriberman

Senator Jennifer Bradley
(850) 487-5005
Twitter: @jenn_bradley

Senator Doug Broxson
(850) 487-5001
Twitter: @DougBroxson

Senator Travis Hutson
(850) 487-5007
Twitter: @TravisJHutson

Senator Kathleen Passidomo
(850) 487-5028
Twitter: @Kathleen4SWFL

Senator Tina Polsky
(850) 487-5029
Twitter: @TinaPolsky

Senator Perry Thurston, Jr
(850) 487-5033
Twitter: @PerryThurstonJr

2. Get on Twitter and tweet:

Don’t destroy Florida public schools. #SayNotoSB48  @PerryThurstonJr @TinaPolsky @Kathleen4SWFL @TravisJHutson @DougBroxson @jenn_bradley @loriberman @ShevrinJones @JoeGruters @NPEaction @pastors4flkids Stop the mega-voucher bill.

I love Florida Public Schools. Stop defunding them. #SayNotoSB48  @PerryThurstonJr @TinaPolsky @Kathleen4SWFL @TravisJHutson @DougBroxson @jenn_bradley @loriberman @ShevrinJones @JoeGruters @NPEaction @pastors4flkids Stop the mega-voucher bill.

#SayNotoSB48 that outsources Florida’s $1 billion voucher program to private organizations for profit.. @PerryThurstonJr @TinaPolsky @Kathleen4SWFL @TravisJHutson @DougBroxson @jenn_bradley @loriberman @ShevrinJones @JoeGruters @NPEaction @pastors4flkids

3. Send an email to the senators above, using the email addresses under their names (click the address and cut and paste text below):

I oppose SB 48 because it contains no standards, no transparency, and only tri-annual accountability. It gives to the few while ignoring the needs of the many children in public schools. Please vote to oppose SB 48.