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2016 - Our America Initiative is a cosponsor of United For Care, an initiative for the 2016 ballot to legalize medical marijuana for patients with debilitating conditions. The initiative was defeated in 2014. The 2016 ballot initiative language is stronger, but still needs 60% vote to pass. Our America Initiative supporters in Florida can support this project by contacting the initiative organizers to volunteer with the campaign, vote by mail, or to donate money needed to pay for advertising and grassroots organizing. Vote Yes on 2
January, 2016. Our America Initiative invited Floridians to help pass or oppose bills in the legislature that affect liberty. From your laptop you can email and call about the bills we'll be addressing during the session, meet with your legislators in their district offices near you, or join us in person 9 a.m. February 9th at the Plaza Rotunda in the Capitol, located at 400 South Monroe Street in Tallahassee. The issues we will advocate on Lobby Day will include, among others: Gun Rights, Asset Forfeiture, Red Light Cameras, State Lands, Direct Care, and Campaign Finance Reform (you could advocate other bills personally important to you as well!). Please consider strongly traveling to Tallahassee to experience personal meetings with your legislators. At 9 a.m. we will be briefed by liberty lobbyist John Hallman, and then form teams to visit legislators' offices. If you need hotel accommodations for the trip, our hosts at Liberty First Network will be staying at the La Quinta. Here are driving directions to the Capitol, and parking is recommended at the Kleman Parking Garage, 306 S Duval St. While Lobby Day occurs on one day, advocacy for liberty bills lasts for the duration of the session. Please follow the Liberty First Network website above - as well as OAI's FL Issues page - for how to help in supporting or opposing bills until session ends. And to help Our America support legislative advocacy, please consider a donation and volunteering to join our Florida team.
March, 2015 - Our America Initiative encouraged visits with - and emails to - representatives and senators to support bills reducing government power and restoring personal liberty. Specifically, we urge repeal of the federal government's Common Core takeover of K-12 education standards, regulatory relief for our local craft breweries, defense of property rights from planning councils and revenue schemes, repeal of marijuana prohibition for physician prescriptions, and affirmation of our second amendment rights. At the links is more information for each issue.
September 2014 - Our America Initiative is a cosponsor of Florida Citizen Alliance's opposition to Common Core, the nationalization of what now are state-regulated teaching standards. Your state legislators need to hear your opposition to loss of local control of our schools. Click here please to find out who your state representative and senator are, to send a form email to them (you can edit it). To educate also your local school board members, first you'll need advice from FCA president Keith Flaugh, at firstname.lastname@example.org - he looks forward to hearing from you! Stopping Common Core is a mere defensive effort to keep Washington, D.C. from further denigration of a state's traditional control over education. To help Our America Initiative plan for longer-term education reform, focusing on giving parents more choices than those dictated by government bureaucrats, take a look please at our Education Reform Advisory Council, and consider a donation to empower our 50 state grassroots teams.