|Christian Family Coalition hosts 2010 "Day At The Capitol"|
|MIAMI-On Thursday, March 25th, the Christian Family Coalition hosted its second "Day At The Capitol" in Tallahassee, Florida. The first year the CFC hosted a "Day At The Capitol" tweny-two (22) people showed up, this year sixty-two (62) participants attended, nearly three times more than the first time!|
Joining the Christian Family Coalition this year were The Parents Rights Organization headed by Adriana Gonzalez here in Florida as well as the Conservative Christian Teens for America led by Jordan Baker.
The morning started off with a welcome from Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who endorsed the Florida parental notification bill, we then broke up into smaller groups to meet with our individual state representatives and state senators. In the afternoon, we had private meeting with Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul and State Senate President Jeff Atwater. Both Cretul and Atwater also endorsed the need to strengthen Florida's parental notification law.
CFC is working with the Catholic conference in support of strengthening Florida's parental notification law (HB 1449 sponsored by Rep. Kelli Stargel and SB 2446 sponsored by Sen. Andy Gardiner) as well as for a Commemorative Resolution honoring parents throughout Florida. As a direct result of our lobbying efforts, the parental notification picked up nine (9) additional co-sponsors: Rep. Esteban Bovo, Rep. James Bush, Rep. Ani-Tere Flores, Rep. Erik Fresen, Rep. Eduardo "Eddy" Gonzalez, Rep. Kurt Kelly, Rep. JC Planas, Rep. Julio Robaina, and Rep. Juan Carlos Zapata. The bill currently has a total of nineteen (19) co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
On the Senate side, State Senator Mike Fasano signed on as a co-sponsor. "Everyone who came was extremely excited, and next year for the 2011 Statewide Legislative Session, we plan to bring up to one-hundred and fifty (150) citizen lobbyists from all across the state of Florida" Concluded Anthony Verdugo, Founder and Executive Director, Christian Family Coalition.
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