The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of election supervisors from the state's 67 counties, supports the bill. The Democratic Party of Florida expressed concerns of voter suppression ...
We are waiting for the House to take up this bill. Will keep you posted. Meanwhile, call your reps and tell them to vote NO on arming teachers! www.myfloridahouse.gov/. For more information on how you can take action: bit.ly/2vkfh4L...
I think our lawmakers have lost their minds.
So who actually LIKES this idea? Not teachers. Not students. Not parents. Not communities in general. And that leaves legislators whose jobs are paid for by the gun lobby.
This is what democracy looks like in Florida 😡
Please post the votes of our legislators so we know who is owned by the gun lobbyists (not that we don't already know).
I waiting for parents to be pissed that the coaches impregnated their daughters at gun point.
If more guns are the answer, wonder why our Florida lawmakers don't fire the Capitol police and arm themselves. Or if they continue to feel they need protection by trained professionals, how about doing the same for our teachers and students?
This is soooo wrong. I hope the Broward County School Board opts out of this.
Living in Jax, all I can think of, our deadly school shooting was carried out by a TEACHER.
My state representative, Cord Byrd’s website is titled Florida Gun Lawyer!
Who were the members of this “committee and how were they selected?
The house is crazier than the Senate!
And opposition from PTA, and teacher associations.
I am praying hard that Florida's teachers are not disrespected by the totally insensitive legislature.
Waste of taxpayers money
Where does the silence come from?
There is opposition on a grand scale. Just remember, our opinions don't count anymore.
Wait until law enforcement mistakes a teacher for the shooter. There is no way to tell the good guys from the bad guys when everyone is armed.
As a parent I’m all for a teacher with the proper training having a weapon at hand to protect my kids. Absolutely because we have seen the absurd response time and no response time from law enforcement especially here in Florida. Fun free zones statistically speaking don’t work
Our law makers in Florida. Ignore the will of the people. Lets vote the guilty ones out.
FB needs a "Floriduh Legislature Stupid " emoji...
The Senate voted 22-17 on SB 7030 (the bill to arm classroom teachers) today. It was a party line vote except for Sen. Flores, who voted "no." We need to thank her. We also need to thank Sen. Book, who served on the MSD Commission. This was a tough choice for her and she voted against the bill.
We now look to the House and watch for the companion bill--HB 7093--to be calendared. Keep fighting! ...
Vote in our poll on SB 7030 regarding arming Florida teachers. Only registered voters can vote, and a summary will be sent to each legislator on where their district stands. Help us spread the word!
Vote at this link: https://tallyed.com/Elections/Status/2092/
Thank you for giving accolades to the 2 legislators who had the courage to make the right decision given their positions and circumstances LWVFL.
"If passed, these bills would create two classes of returning citizens: those who can afford to vote and those who can’t. They would resurrect for indigent Floridians the same lifetime disenfranchisement that Amendment 4 sought to end.
Got that right. They served their time, Floridians voted it in, Florida Senate must do the right thing and not block this but move it forward. Otherwise vote them out of office.
We voted. This should be illegal. I am disgusted.
People who owe traffic fines, have unpaid civil judgments against them, etc., are not prohibited from voting. Why should former felons whose right to vote was unambiguously restored by the action of Amendment 4 be prohibited from voting because they have unpaid fines, costs and fees which were not part of the punishment imposed by their trial judge?
80 years in Florida, and I can't remember the Florida legislature ever having obeyed the will of the people.
Continuing to try to end citizens initiatives.
Did we stutter when we voted overwhelmingly to restore voting rights?
We the people voted for this. Get on with it!
We see what is really going on. We are used to Republican Shenanigans - this is part of their setup for 2020.
The citizens voted. Pay attention.
Our elected officials either can't read or forget how they got elected. Amendment 4 was concise, clear and voted for by an overwhelming number of Florida voters. Keep that in mind and stop messing with the voting rights of our citizens.
More unbelievable overreaching and power plays by the Florida Legislature.
How dare they do this!!
I think it's clear our elected "representatives" only represent those who line their pockets.
This makes me so very angry. WE VOTED FOR THIS!!!
Vacate all restitutions.
Won't be the first time!!
Time to drain Tallahassee swamps. We know that the Republicans went against the vote of the people. Lets allow them 1 term.