Action Alert

Oppose Florida’s religious privilege education bill

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The Florida Legislature is advancing a pro-voucher, anti-vaccine bill that would jeopardize secular public education. Please urge your lawmakers to protect public schools and public school students rather than promoting religious privilege.

If passed, SB 582 would require public schools to inform all parents about voucher school options. FFRF has long documented the widespread fraud and mismanagement in voucher school programs, as well as the unconstitutionality of forcing taxpayers to fund private religious education.

Additionally, this bill would require schools to remind parents that they may opt their students out of required vaccinations. This not only compromises the health and safety of their own children, but also jeopardizes herd immunity for those who cannot receive vaccinations for health reasons.

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on this bill tomorrow, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. Click on the red “Take Action” link to use our simple, automated system to contact all members of this committee to urge them to vote no on SB 582. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.

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