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Republican Federated Women of The Villages

Republican Federated Women of The Villages meets

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Doors open 9:30 am

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Dear Friends,

Looking ahead, there is a 60-day dash taking place in the Florida State Legislature which begins on January 9th and will end March 9th. This is an appropriate time for all of us to contact our state legislators and share some of our concerns. We must do a better job of engaging at the State Legislature and keep informed about the pivotal issues facing our state and the nation. 2018 will be an enormously important year and the members of the State Legislature will be more receptive to our positions. 

We have below a list of priority bills supported by the State Federation and shared with all the other FFRW member clubs.  This list includes critical issues facing our State, take a few minutes to look over the list and becoming familiar with these issues. An issue, which could be a "hot" issue in Tallahassee this year is Immigration Reform, together with the issue of sanctuary cities.  Republicans who announced a run for the Governorship, Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis, have expressed their opposition to sanctuary cities. One of the bills the FFRW is supporting is HB9, anti-sanctuary city bill.  

The weekend of January 5 and 6th, as Sumter County State Committeewoman, I attended the annual meeting of the Republican Party of Florida. There was a hotly contested election for National Committeewoman. Some of you who attended Jingle Mingle will recall meeting Kathy King. I am pleased to announce that Kathy will serve as the National Committeewoman representing Florida, and will represent Florida at the Republican National Committee, for the next two years.  It's nice to have friends in high places!

This is a friendly reminder to make sure that your RFWTV membership has been renewed, we have to respond to the State Federation by January 20th. We want to have as many as our current and hopefully new members renewed.  Those members names are used by FFRW to send along to The National Federation of Republican Women and are counted in the number of women who are strong Republicans.  Please come to our January meeting or if you cannot attend, send your check made out to RFWTV,  to our new Treasurer, Susan Frost, her address is: 2995 Buttercup Way, The Villages, Fl. 32162

Have a blessed and Happy 2018!  Hope to see you at our Fashion Show in February, check our events Tab for information.  It will be a busy year and "We Need You"

Marina Woolcock, RFWTV President

PS If you have any questions about our 2018 agenda, please feel free to give me a call at 561-4549 and you can always get me on my cell (716) 432-1164.

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Ron DeSantis for Governor Campaign Kick-Off

 

Florida is on the right track thanks to conservative leadership, and we simply cannot afford to let up now. The stakes have never been higher.  Our economy, our education system, and our courts are up for grabs.  Only conservative leadership can ensure that Florida continues to be the best state in the nation for families and businesses. 
Our campaign is just getting off the ground, and yet the momentum is rapidly building. President Trump, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin are all endorsing my campaign for governor and I hope you will join us too.
Floridians are hungry for continued strong conservative leadership. Every day, I am asked how people can join our cause because we know how important this election is.  Not for me, but for the timeless conservative principles we know work- less government, less taxes, and more individual freedom.
It would be my honor for you to be part of our campaign from day one.  Please join Casey and me on Monday, January 29th at the Boca Raton Embassy Suites as we start the fight to keep Florida in conservative hands. To register for this event click on this link

Statement by Commissioner Adam Putnam on Passage of Credit Report Freeze Fee Bill out of House Committee

Jan 18, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement today after the Credit Report Freeze Fee Bill, House Bill 953, passed the House Commerce Committee, the bill's final committee stop:

“Identity theft is the crime of the digital age, and we should do all we can to make protecting consumers' financial information as easy as possible. I'm proud to stand alongside Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Shawn Harrison in support of this effort to protect Florida's consumers.”

The Credit Report Freeze Fee Bill seeks to remove the fee that credit reporting agencies charge Floridians to freeze their credit. The bill also removes the paperwork requirements for victims of identity theft to freeze their credit without a fee.

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2018 FFRW LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

FFRW SUPPORTS PREVENTION OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BILLS

CS/SB 90 Perry + co-sponsors - Use of Wireless Communications (Transportation & Infrastructure: Judiciary; Governmental Accountability)
HB 33 Toledo and Slosberg - Texting while driving (Communication, Energy and public Transportation PASSED; Appropriation Sub- com on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Devel opment: Appropriation)

FFRW SUPPORTS PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILLS

HB 167 Spano - Provides for Civil Action Against Human Traffickers and Prevention of Human Trafficking Act (Civil Justice and Claims Sub-committee PASSED; Justice Appropriations PASSED: Judiciary)
SB 1044 Book – Provides for Civil Action Against Human Traffickers (Children, Families and Elder Affairs; Rules)
SB 96 Steube – Human Trafficking in Schools (Children, Families, and Elder Affairs PASSED: Education PASSED; Appropriations; Rules)

FFRW OPPOSES SANCTUARY CITIES

CSHB 9 Metz, Co-sponsor Fant - Rule of Law Adherence (Judiciary PASSED); SB 308 Bean. Co-sponsor Steube - Sanctuary Cities (Judiciary; Rules)

FFRW SUPORTS HOMELESS VETERANS AND DISABLED VETERANS

Appropriation – HB 2213 Byrd, 5 Star appropriation - currently $796,250 (Health Care Appropriations Sub- committee PASSED, Appropriations); No Senate bill needed, line item to be determined

FFRW SUPPORTS INCREASING OPEN,HONEST GOVERNMENT SB 432 Lee - Community Redevelopment- Prohibits a person from lobbying a community redevelopment agency until he or she has registered as a lobbyist with that agency - (Community Affairs PASSED, Approp on Transportation, Tourism and Econ Dev, Appropriations, Rules); CS HB 17 Raburn (Govt accountability committee, PASSED)

FFRW SUPPORTS HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

HB 473 Leek and Brodue – Animal cruelty definitions - overloading, overdriving, tormenting, depriving of sustenance or shelter, unnecessary mutilating or killing, carrying in a cruel manner in a vehicle and prohibits certain people from owning animals (Criminal Justice subcommittee PASSED, Judiciary Approp sub, Judiciary); SB 952 Steube (Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Rules)

OPPOSED BY FFRW

HB 61 Watson, HB 430 Thurston - Restoration of Civil Rights – OPPOSE – With a 40% recidivism rate, plea bargains affecting sentences and many exemptions not covered such as armed robbery and gang related activity, FFRW believes each case must be decided individually for public safety.

OTHER BILLS SUPPORTED

HB 153 Porter/SB 132 Steube– Guidelines for animal shelters and preventing importing animals into the state
SB 222 Bean/HB 6021 Stevenson – Extends Guardian ad litem DSO HB107 Fant & Williamson/328 Baxley – Veteran’s ID
SB 1000 Grimsley/HB 527 Magar –under Keeps Homestead Exemption certain circumstance for surviving spouses of deceased disabled veterans
SB 748 Grimsley/HB 881 Burton - Back the Blue Assistance Program

FFRW SUPPORTS THESE CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION COMMISSION PROPOSALS

1. Repeal of Blaine amendment – forbids using state money for religious groups
2. Ban on greyhound racing – Lee and Don Gaetz.

 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages to foster loyalty to the Republican Party's principles, support Republican elected officials, and work to elect the Party's nominees in all local, state and federal elections.  To accomplish this mission, we will support the objectives and policies of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, the National Federation of Republican Women and the Republican Party of Florida.  Additionally, through a variety of programs, initiatives and events, we will provide political education and activity to the membership and the general public, thereby increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

Membership is open to The Villages residents. Monthly meetings are open to all who live in Marion, Lake, or Sumter Counties.