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Trump signs executive order to stop the IRS from revoking a church's or nonprofit's exempt status for supporting a policital causeTrump’s executive order includes the following (link to the full text):

“In particular, the Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse action against any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization on the basis that such individual or organization speaks or has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office by the Department of the Treasury.”

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit on May 4 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. “FFRF and co-plaintiffs FFRF Executive Directors Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor assert that Trump has used this order to usher in a new era of church politicking to the exclusion of secular organizations.” – See more:
 

we marched, now we act

 

Florida supported the March for Science 

Orlando had around 2300 people participate, St. Petersburg had around 2000 attendees, Tallahassee had around 4000 marchers, and hundreds marched in Jacksonville, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Miami and other cities throughout Florida, including Mar-A-Lago. All in a non-partisan effort to say science matters.

 

See what Bills the Florida Legislature is considering for 2017.

Here are the bills we are tracking. The Senate convenes March 7, 2017 for the regular session. See all the Senate bills filed.      See all the House bills filed.

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Florida Senators & Representatives

2017 Fl Legislation of Interest

We provide this as information on areas of interest to Atheists, so you can decide for yourself on your position on the bill and take whatever action you deem necessary to support/oppose the legislation.
HBSBTitle and DescriptionACT NOW
HB 989PassedSB 1210PassedInstructional Materials for K-12 Public EducationIncludes Requiring each district school board to adopt a process allowing parents or residents of the county to object to the use of specific instructional materials based on specified criteria
HB 841
Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1006Humanity of the Unborn ChildYES
HB 303 SB 436Florida Student and
School Personnel Religious Liberties Act
YES
HB 215Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration SB 342Public Records/Physician Abortion Reports; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for physician abortion reports filed with the Department of Health; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption under the Open Government Sunset Review Act; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.
HB 203Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from considerationSB 348Termination of Pregnancy; Creates "Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"; prohibits abortion of unborn child capable of feeling pain; provides parameters for making such determination; requires physicians to report abortion information to DOH; provides criminal penalties & civil & criminal remedies; creates special revenue account to pay for certain costs & expenses incurred by state in defending act.
HB 6547
Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SR 0288 Relief of the Justice-2-Jesus Charitable Trust by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of the Justice-2-Jesus Charitable Trust; providing an appropriation to compensate the trust for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence and inaction of state government; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $240,000.00YES
HCR 109
Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SR 0194 Equal Rights for Men and Women; Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to equal rights for men and women, etc.

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