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VIDEO: Dinesh D’Souza destroys professor’s big lie

The Civil War was a fight between pro-slavery Democrats, both North and South, and anti-slavery Republicans, but if you were taught by this professor, you wouldn’t know it. Dinesh D’Souza destroys the “big switch” lie and explains how the party of the segregation, slavery, and the KKK now attempts to claim the moral high ground.

The media helps sell this big lie to everyone, and even many Republicans believe it. Watch this video now to learn how the party of Lincoln is now and always has been the party individual rights and equality under the law.

Dinesh D’Souza in Naples on Feb. 5, 2018: “Education in America”

Conservative political commentator, scholar, author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza makes his first Naples, Florida appearance on February 5, 2018! Mr. D’Souza will provide insight into today’s challenges in education and how those challenges impact America’s culture.

SWFL: 2 opportunities to hear Karen Vaughn, Goldstar mother of fallen Navy Seal Aaron Vaughn

Karen Vaughn is the mother of fallen US Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI). On August 6, 2011 Aaron was killed in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a chopper (call sign Extortion 17) carrying thirty Americans was shot from the sky while rushing into battle. Losing Aaron changed everything….and put Karen on a new…

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Hear Speaker Richard Corcoran Oct. 17, 2017: Florida’s Blueprint for Freedom Tour

Speaker Richard Corcoran continues to be a real champion of education reform and our 2nd Amendment God-given rights–issues FLCA works very hard to advance. Speaker Corcoran was a strong supporter of Rep. Byron Donalds’ Instructional Materials HB 989 and the driving force behind the transformational education bill HB 7069. Join Americans for Prosperity and hear Speaker Corcoran first hand as part of “Florida’s Blueprint for Freedom Tour”. Light food & refreshments provided.

2017 ~ Brevard Textbook Review ~ grade: 5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ TCI “Social Studies Alive: America’s Past” ~ Pub. Year: N/A ~ isbn: N/A

An assessment by Penny  and Hamilton Boone of grade 5 Social Studies textbook considered for adoption in Brevard county during spring of 2017.

2017 ~ Brevard Textbook Review ~ grade: 6 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “National Geographic: Ancient Civilizations” ~ Pub. Year: N/A ~ isbn: 9781305966871

An assessment by Penny  and Hamilton Boone of grade 6 Social Studies textbook considered for adoption in Brevard county during spring of 2017.

2017 ~ Brevard Textbook Review ~ grade: k-3 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Studies Weekly” ~ Pub. Year: N/A ~ isbn: MULTIPLE

These are assessments by Penny and Hamilton Boone of six K-3 Social Studies textbooks considered for adoption in Brevard county during spring of 2017.

Resources > Common Core > District Tools > FL County High School Grades 2016-2017

These county reports for 2015-16 are essential to convincing your local legislators there is a disastrous problem with our school system. Each of these reports compares the national proficiency results for reading, math and college readiness from the well-respected US NEWS and WORLD REPORT BEST HIGH SCHOOLS (on the left) to the self-serving proprietary Florida grading system.

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Our David And Goliath Fight To Protect Florida’s Children From Indoctrination Continues Via Appeal

Status of the Collier County Lawsuit: July 12, 2017 (current action): Florida Citizens Alliance and 3 Collier Parents filed an appeal in Florida 2nd Court of Appeal.

TOUCHDOWN! Governor Scott Signs CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials Bill! Let’s CELEBRATE!

We have received word that Governor Scott signed our CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials bill into law on Monday, June 26th! Together . . . we can . . . and did . . . make a difference! So CELEBRATE!

Governor Scott Signs CS/HB 989 K-12 Instructional Materials Bill! Let’s Start Undoing the Anti-Second Amendment Indoctrination of Our Kids!

Second  Amendment Supporters: Our kids are being indoctrinated in our public schools, and being taught that our 2nd Amendment right to self-defense is outdated. They are being taught to support gun control and depend on government to protect them. Well here’s some good news: we have received word that Governor Scott signed our CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials bill into law on Monday, June 26th! Even if you don’t have children in school, CS/HB 989 gives you the legal right to engage your school boards to clean up the textbooks and get rid of the anti-2nd  amendment indoctrination.

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Daily News Propaganda Machine

If you want to track a local fake news story this weekend, then go read the recent Naples Daily News Editorial titled, “Missed opportunity to avoid election conflict”.

June 22 Update on Our David and Goliath Fight to Protect Our Children from Indoctrination

The frustrating news is that on June 13, Collier Circuit Court Judge Shenko denied our emergency injunction. The good news is he actually improved our odds by refusing to let our side present its evidence and then basing his ruling on the faulty school board’s summary brief. We will press forward! We have a clear strategy, which will be unveiled as the case plays out. Stay tuned!

Textbook Review Videos (Only) from June 1, 2017 CCPS Special Hearing

These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.

UPDATE: K-12 Instructional Materials Bill 989 on Governor Scott’s Desk!

UPDATE: We first published this post and action item in mid-May. The K-12 Instructional Materials bill is now actually and officially on Governor Scott’s desk. Please take a moment to send an email encouraging him to sign, then call his office and do the same.

Thank Governor Scott for Signing Transformational K-12 Education Reform Bill CS/HB 7069

GOOD NEWS! GOVERNOR SCOTT SIGNS TRANSFORMATIONAL K-12 EDUCATION REFORM BILL CS/HB 7069! Send a message to Governor Rick Scott to thank him for his leadership anc courage in signing this important bill.

Judge Shenko Denies Motion for Temporary Injunction in Collier Textbook Case; Children Endure the Consequences

As many of you are aware, Florida Citizens’ Alliance and three Collier County parents filed suit against the Collier school board on May 31, 2017. On June 6, we [plaintiffs] filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to halt the Collier School Board from approving on June 13th the six-million-dollar purchase of textbooks reviewed and approved out of the sunshine. The hearing on the injunction was held June 12, 2017 and on June 13, 2017 Collier Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko denied the request. Help us continue this fight!

No High Priority Action Items for Second Amendment at This Time. Stay Tuned!

Because of you, Governor Scott signed into law the Stand Your Ground “Burden of Proof” SB 128 Immunity bill and the “Justifiable Use of Force” SB 1052 bill. Your actions have borne fruit, and we will continue to fight for your Second Amendment rights. There is much work ahead. Stick with us and stay tuned!

Collier Textbook Adoption Lawsuit Proceeds: First Hearing Scheduled for Monday June 12, 2017 (Your Help Still Needed)

The upcoming June 12th hearing is the next step in the textbook adoption lawsuit, filed May 31st against the Collier County School Board. It will focus on a “Motion for Temporary Injunction” to stop the Collier School Board from spending $6 million for books selected by the flawed textbook adoption process.

Video Clips from June 1, 2017 CCPS Special Hearing

These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools "Special Hearing" meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens--Changes rules  to “limit public comment only to the 6 objectionable...

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2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: k-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “HMH Social Studies: Civics in Practice Integrated: Civics, Econ, & Geography Florida: Student Edition 2018” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780544826151

While I have not reviewed any other 7th Grades Civics books on the market I can honestly say I have serious reservations and cannot recommend this book to be used in our school district. The chapters I have had time to review contain omission of facts, half-truths, factual errors, bias and slants and call into question compliance with the Florida Statutes 1003.42.

2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: k-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Florida McGraw-Hill Networks Social Studies” ~ Pub. Year: N/A ~ isbn N/A

This series is designed as a consumable. This means that students will be able to write in them, cut out vocabulary foldables and take home the text for homework. For this reason choosing these texts is expensive and involves reordering books every academic year. If administrators do not want to have the books used as consumables it would be better to find another text suitable to that plan.

2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “HMH Social Studies American History: Reconstruction to the Present Student Edition” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780544669062

Title: HMH Social Studies American History: Reconstruction to the Present Student Edition
Author: NOT IDENTIFIED
ISBN: 9780544669062

Overview of Lawsuit Against Collier County School Board

Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st , 2017 in The Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County. The Collier County School Board (CCPS) has violated Florida Sunshine Law and ignored at least four Florida statutes.

June 1, 2017 Collier County School Board Meeting: Update & Recap

The meeting is over. Video clips from the Collier County Public Schools “Special Hearing” on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law.

Tell Governor Scott to Sign Florida Education Reform Bill CS/HB 7069

Send a message to Governor Rick Scott to tell him it is long past time to break the establishment’s strangle-hold on our struggling k-12 education system, and put our kids and teachers first! The success of his JOBS program depends on it… and so do our children!” Urge him to sign CS/HB 7069 today!

Tell Gov. Scott to Sign the “Stand Your Ground Immunity” Bill: SB 128

SB128 (which is awaiting Governor Scott’s signature), provides the remedy to a vexing little exception to the rule of “presumed innocence”, a bedrock principle of American justice since the founding of the nation.

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Understanding Economics 18th” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 780076681402

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Kelly/Doyle
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: McGraw-Hill/Understanding Economics 18th/2018

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “United States Government (Our Democracy)” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780076681136

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Flaugh/Konuk Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: McGraw-Hill/United States Government Our Democracy (2018)

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review (Part 1 of 2) ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Street Law: A Course in Practical Law – 9th edition” ~ 2016 ~ isbn 9780021429257

Name of Reviewer: Steven J. Bracci, Part 1
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (McGraw-Hill, Publisher)

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review (Part 2 of 2) ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Street Law: A Course in Practical Law – 9th edition” ~ 2016 ~ isbn 9780021429257

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: B Oakey Part 2
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: McGraw Hill Publisher, Streetlaw: A course in practical Law, Part 2

2017 ~ Collier Materials Review ~ K-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Florida Social Studies (varied subtitles)” ~ 2013 ~ isbn: various

This series is designed as a consumable. This means that students will be able to write in them, cut out vocabulary foldables and take home the text for homework. For this reason, choosing these texts is expensive and involves reordering books every academic year. If administrators do not want to have the books used as consumables it would be better to find another text suitable to that plan.

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ United States History (Florida Edition) ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780328914937

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Mogil Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: Pearson/United States History, Florida Edition (?Honors?)/2018

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ By the People (A History of the United States) ~ 2015 ~ isbn 9780131366183

According to Florida Statute 1003.42, “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed….and shall be defined as the creation of a new nation based largely on the universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence

Instructional Materials Bill Passes Florida Senate!

This Senate Appropriations Committee hearing is our bill’s last stop before it goes to the full Senate. It must be approved by this committee to advance for a full Senate vote. You are making a HUGE impact on the progress of these bills!

Senate’s 2nd Reading of K-12 Instructional Materials Bill CS 1210 on May 2, 2017: Tell Your Senator to Vote YES

Progress continues! K-12 Instructional Materials bill CS 1210 is headed back to the senate floor for “2nd reading”. The bill must pass “second reading” in the full senate to continue forward, and then a “third reading” on Wednesday May 3rd. Contact your senator and tell him/her to vote YES on CS1210!

K-12 Instructional Materials Bills: Nearing the Finish Line!

Thursday afternoon, April 20th, 2017 — the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee passed CS/SB 1210 unanimously, 16-0! Now the bill moves on for a full Senate vote. A short while later the Florida House of Representatives passed CS/HB 989 with a very strong positive vote: YEAS 94, NAYS 25!

Instructional Materials Bill: Headed for Senate Appropriations Committee Vote — Urgent Action Required!

This Senate Appropriations Committee hearing is our bill’s last stop before it goes to the full Senate. It must be approved by this committee to advance for a full Senate vote. You are making a HUGE impact on the progress of these bills!

Instructional Materials Bill PCS 989 Passes Full FL House Education Committee

House Instructional Materials bill PCS 989 that we have all been working so hard for just passed the full Florida House Education committee by a vote of 16 to 2. This was the bill’s final House committee and now will go to the House Floor for a vote!

Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee: Our Children’s Quality Education Comes First!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

K-12 Instructional Materials Bill Clears Major Hurdle!

The FLCA Instructional Materials bill that is being championed by FL House Representative Byron Donalds just passed its 2nd of 3 committee referrals in the FL House! Only one more before it goes to the House floor!

Truth in Textbooks Project

We are working toward a building a string relationship with “Truth in Textbooks” to utilize their process  and training to make us more productive in Review Instructional Materials in Florida school districts. TNT focuses primarily on Socials Studies. The have agreed in principle to train 40-50 reviewers, starting with their on-line course and real life workshop. Their next class begins…

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Tell Your Senators and House Reps: Support Quality Curriculum for Every Child in Florida!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

Because of You, We’re Still In the Game!

  This is the outcome from yesterday’s hearing. Senators’ aides told us they were flooded with calls.  YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE — AGAIN!! You can watch the hearings for our bills on the following videos: House PCS for 989* starts at 1:59:20 Senate SB 1210 starts at 0:32:20 >>> IMPORTANT <<< Stay tuned and engaged. YOU hit a home run,…

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Affidavits of Testimonies Regarding Objectionable Materials in Curriculum

FLCA supporters have been working tirelessly to advocate in the FL State Legislature for significant changes to the process of what and how Instructional Materials are acquired by our local school districts. Today, the process is essentially a closed process (not in the sunshine) and parents concerns about the objectionable content in many materials are ignored.  Taxpayers and grandparents  without…

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SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME! Action Alert for K-12 Materials Bill: Committee Hearing THIS MONDAY!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach: Extremely Important Action Alert for 2nd Amendment Supporters Please Act Today!

THIS WILL MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL!

Senator Flores announced she does NOT support any of the major gun rights reform bills pending in the legislature, including Open Carry and Campus Carry, and further stated her intention to block all such measures in order to prevent them from having a floor vote, where they stand a good chance of passing. In an abuse of her committee position, she has literally assumed a dictatorial role over the remaining gun rights legislation on the agenda, and declared SHE will not allow them to pass.

K-12 Instructional Materials Bills SB 1210 & HB 989: Status Update and Action Required

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

Senator Flores: Champion for Moms Demand Action

THIS WILL MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL!

Senator Flores announced she does NOT support any of the major gun rights reform bills pending in the legislature, including Open Carry and Campus Carry, and further stated her intention to block all such measures in order to prevent them from having a floor vote, where they stand a good chance of passing. In an abuse of her committee position, she has literally assumed a dictatorial role over the remaining gun rights legislation on the agenda, and declared SHE will not allow them to pass.

2017 Second Amendment Score Card Round 1

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 2017 Second Amendment Scorecard

A Distressing Picture of 2nd Amendment Support in 15-20 Years

This is how 18-25 year olds voted in the 2016 election. Young Americans have been indoctrinated by the Left in schools, universities and by the media. (Image source: Prager University) This graphic is not just about an election.  Unless we address the problems in our education system, the blue states above could very well represent places where your 2nd Amendment...

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Alert! Local Actions to Support Passage of 2017 K-12 Instructional Materials Bills

Our goal is passage in both houses and signed into law by Governor Scott Now that K-12 Instructional Materials bills have been filed in the Florida senate (SB1210) and Florida house (HB989), it's time to get your local representatives involved in supporting them.  The ultimate goal is to get both chambers of the legislature to pass the bills and to...

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MAJOR PROGRESS: K-12 Instructional Materials Bills Are Filed!

Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA) and many of you have been working hard for past 18 months on bills for Florida K-12 Instructional Materials. Your hard work has paid off: companion bills have been filed in the House and Senate! Take action to help ensure passage!

Alert! League of Women Voters: Florida’s New Gun Ban Organization

The League of Women’s Voters is a name many may not have heard in a long time. Today, they have reemerged as a powerful and growing voice in opposition of your Second Amendment rights, calling for Gun Control here in Florida. Contact Florida Rep. Smith and Sen. Stewart, and tell them we do NOT want their Connecticut-style gun control here in Florida. Don’t be fooled by the noble-sounding League of Women’s Voters — they are just the newest group trying to take your guns away.

March 2, 2017 EVENT: Eliminating Federal Law that Requires “Gun Free Zones”

SWFL Citizens Alliance and the Alamo Gun Range are co-hosting an event featuring Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritas, Gun Owners of America. Larry will be speaking on “It’s time to Eliminate Federal Law Requiring Gun Free Zones”. When/Where: March 2, 2017 from 5-7PM, at the Alamo Gun Range, 2390 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, Florida

Florida Gun Owners: Open Carry in Florida CAN HAPPEN, but only if you act quickly. Time for Step 2 in Support of SB140!

Background: Senator Steube, the new FL  Judiciary Chairman, has filed a bill to legalize Open Carry in Florida (SB 140), for the 2017 Legislative Cycle. On Jan 11th we issued Step 1 of our SB140 ("Open Carry") action series.  We told you "We are very close to getting Open Carry passed in Florida!", and we asked you to send a petition letter to...

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Florida Citizens Alliance supporters say “Thanks” for being willing to listen and seriously engage!

Last week, 13 Florida Citizens Alliance grassroots activists and leaders from 9 counties traveled to Tallahassee for the Jan 9-12 Committee week. The FLCA team met individually with 43 House and Senate legislators and many more senior aides. We are urging their support to protect the rights of our children by restoring local control in K-12 education and protecting our right to self-defense. Join us in saying “Thank you” for their time and respect!

Urgent! Florida Gun Owners, add your voice in support of Open Carry!

We are very close to getting Open Carry passed in Florida! Senator Steube, the new FL  Judiciary Chairman, has filed a bill to legalize Open Carry in Florida (SB 140), for the 2017 Legislative Cycle. NOTE:  This bill only applies to people who already have qualified or do qualify for Florida’s Concealed Carry Permit. Florida Citizens' Alliance believes very strongly...

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Seize the Day (Carpe Diem): the best 2nd Amendment defense is an aggressive offense!

It’s TIME to save the 2nd Amendment for ourselves and future generations! For the last 60 years (or more), the progressives have been slowly turning up the heat to "boil the frog in the pot”. We have hundreds of federal laws and state laws across our nation which infringe upon our God-given right to self-protection for ourselves and our families. Now is not the...

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VIDEO: Nov 16 and 17th 2016 KrisAnne Hall Appearances

KrisAnne Hall (Constitutional Attorney, Author, Speaker, Radio Host) made two appearances in Naples, FL recently, and we were fortunate enough to procure a video recording of each presentation (videos embedded below). Wisdom and truth all in one amazing package! Everyone who has heard KrisAnne before knows what an exciting and inspiring educator she is! She truly brings the words of our…

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

Please take a moment to encourage President-Elect Trump to include education experts Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram on the transition team. Both served on the original validation committee for Common Core and rejected all aspects of Common Core. Their unequivocal opposition to Common Core will be essential to ending the unbalanced influence of globalists and education vendors who promote Common...

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What will you do when they come for your guns? Noncompliance could land you in jail!

(click image to enlarge) If the federal government enacts a law or laws which give them permission to seize your firearms, your failure to comply would make you a felon subject to imprisonment. Florida's legislature has the ability to protect its citizens from federal violation of the 2nd Amendment. Failure of the state legislature to do so is tantamount to turning...

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Opening shot fired in establishment crackdown on educational freedom?

Potentially Dangerous Comments from Secretary of Education John King A recent article in The New American highlights some unsettling remarks about homeschooling from Obama's controversial Education Secretary, pro-Common Core activist John King. Specifically, he said said he was “concerned” that some home-educated children were not getting the “breadth of instructional experience” they would get at a traditional school. Read the entire article...

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Marco Island City Council Candidate Fred Kramer

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework Mr. Kramer declined to answer the questions on…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Marco Island City Council Candidate Jared Grifoni

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Marco Island City Council Candidate Charlotte Roman

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Marco Island City Council Candidate Larry Honig

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Marco Island City Council Candidate Howard Reed

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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VOTE INFORMED! Marco Island City Council

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Some of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution.  These…

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Video and Straw Poll from September 29, 2016 Marco Island City Council Forum

SWFL Citizens Alliance hosted the first 2016 candidate forum for Marco Island City Council on September 29th at Rose History Museum Auditorium.  The Forum was well attended with approximately 200 in the audience. The forum moderators were Bob Harden, radio talk show host of the www.bobharden.com  show and Doug Lewis, Naples Attorney and k-12 education activist. Six Students from Marco Island…

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Lee County School Board Debate Live TV Broadcast on October 3, 2016

SWFL Citizens’ Alliance Invites you to a LIVE television event: MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 | 7:30PM We trust them to care for our children. We trust them to spend one billion of our dollars.  And we get to choose the people we trust on the Lee County School Board. The Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance and CTN-10 invite you to tune in for a Lee County School…

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Sample letter you can use to focus your school board on APUSH (AP US History) issues

Attorney Doug Lewis is a great source of information and actions you can take in your county! Here is one of the sample letters he produced.

“25Q” Questionnaire for Marco Island City Council

Every announced candidate has been asked to complete this “objective’ questionnaire” for the specific office he/she seeks. We encourage every voter to "vote informed" and to thoroughly understand the values/principles and key issues for relevant elected offices. You are invited to state your position on each issue and then attend a local forum to hear the candidates’ positions.   Scheduled forums are shown...

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Manatee County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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Okaloosa County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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Charlotte County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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Sarasota County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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Brevard & Indian River County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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Lake, Marion & Sumter County FSCCC Common Core Voter Guides

The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition (FSCCC) has prepared these voter guides and ratings after an extensive review of legislative records (for incumbents), statements on websites and in campaign forums and or literature, endorsements, and pro or anti-Common Core activity. Work against the system inside or out of the legislature and public pledges to fight if elected received high grades….

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VOTE INFORMED! Lee County School Board

If you were unable to watch the debate forum live on CTN-10, you can watch the recorded video below.  The forum is more of a discussion than the debate it was intended to be, as only one camdidate from each of the districts actually showed up. To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting…

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Florida Third Graders Being Penalized for Exercising Their “Opt Out” Rights! ACT TODAY!

Florida parents are being forced to resort to lawsuits to protect their children! And we, the taxpayers are paying for both ends of the resulting lawsuit. THIS IS HUGE!! Read details in this article by Shane Vander Hart, Truth in American Education: "Florida Parents Sue to Make 180 Days Count", then use the petition at right to tell your legislators, Education Commissioner...

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Lee School Board District 6 Candidate Richard Dunmire

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Lee School Board District 6 Candidate Don Armstrong

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Lee School Board District 7 Candidate Chris Quackenbush

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Lee School Board District 7 Candidate Betsy Vaughn

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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VOTE INFORMED! Florida Senate District 12

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video below. To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution.  These may be found…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Florida Senate District 12 Candidate David Gee

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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VOTE INFORMED! US House Congressional district 19

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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Completed Constitutional Survey: U.S. House District 19 Candidate Francis Rooney

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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2016 SWFL US House Congressional District 19 Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide for U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 19. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to do their homework objectively.  Before you look at the candidates’ responses to the questions, we suggest that you answer the questions in the blue “You” column as you think your ideal candidate would answer.  Compare your…

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VOTE INFORMED! US House Congressional district 19

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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Video and Straw Poll from July 18th Naples US House Congressional District 19 Forum

For the 2016 Primary cycle, SWFL Citizens Alliance hosted two forums for the US House Congressional district 19. One was already held on July 14th in Cape Coral, and the second was July 18th in Naples.  All Congressional District 19 Candidates participated in this congressional forum at the Naples Greek Orthodox Church.  The moderators where Bob Harden, Host of the Bob…

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VOTE INFORMED! Florida Senate District 28

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  This forum includes candidates from FL House districts 80, 105 & 106 as well as FL Senate district 28, but the voter guide below is for Senate district 28 only. To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’,…

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VOTE INFORMED! Florida House Districts 80, 105 & 106

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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VOTE INFORMED! Collier County Commission District 5

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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VOTE INFORMED! Collier County Commission District 3

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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VOTE INFORMED! Collier County Commission District 2

If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch the recorded video by clicking the link below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, review the Voting Guide (also linked below). Many of the candidates also completed a constitutional questionnaire which provides valuable insights into their understanding and support of the U.S Constitution….

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VOTE INFORMED! Collier County School Board

Vote informed based on issues rather than on sound bites, rhetoric or cult of personality. If you were unable to attend the candidate forum, you can watch the recorded video below.  To compare candidates’ positions to your own positions and to each others’, here are two high-level voting guides which focus on 4 key issues (a more detailed voter guide is available…

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2016 Collier County School Board Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide for Collier County School Board. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to do their homework objectively.  Before you look at the candidates’ responses to the questions, we suggest that you answer the questions in the blue “You” column as you think your ideal candidate would answer.  Compare your responses to each…

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Video and Straw Poll from July 14th Cape Coral US Congressional District 19 Forum

For the 2016 Primary cycle, SWFL Citizens Alliance is hosting two forums for the US House Congressional district 19. One of those forums is scheduled for July 18th.  One was already held on July 14th in Cape Coral.  The video of that forum is available below. Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Video and Straw Poll Results from July 14, 2016 Collier School Board Candidate Forum

Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Video and Straw Poll Results from July 13th Board of County Commissioners Forum: District 2

On July 13th, SWFL Citizens’ Alliance hosted a Candidate Forum for Collier County Commission District 2 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Naples.  All Candidates participated: James Calamari, Jim Carter and Andy Solis. Doug Lewis, local attorney and education advocate and Greg Harper, President of Inspired Learning Center and co-founder of Collier’s Salt and Light Council served as moderators, leading the discussion of the many…

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2016 SWFL Board of County Commission District 2 Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide for Collier Board of County Commission District 2. All candidates were given this questionnaire back in March and all candidates completed it. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to do their homework objectively.  Before you look at the candidates’ responses to the questions, we suggest that you answer the questions in…

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Vote Informed! Attend July Candidate Forums

Please mark your calendars in July and attend these issue-based, high quality forums in Collier and Lee County. These forums are free and open to the public and are non-partisan. All qualified candidates have committed to attend their respective forum. Our Objective: To inspire you to “vote informed” on the important issues and character of the candidates—NOT on political rhetoric…

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TAKE ACTION! August Election Critical for Florida Kids

There’s a lot of focus on the November election. But the future of Florida’s kids will be directly influenced by an election on August 30th. Only YOU can protect your children’s or grandchildren’s future.   Public education (AKA “Government  Schools”) is a disaster. The U.S. has slipped from the top 10 internationally to the mid 30’s in reading and math. In…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier School Board Candidate Lee Dixon

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier School Board Candidate Louise Penta

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D2) Candidate Jim Carter

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D3) Candidate Annisa Karim

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D3) Candidate Ron Kezeske

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D3) Candidate Burt Saunders

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D3) Candidate Russell Tuff

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D5) Candidate Bill McDaniel

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D5) Candidate Doug Rankin

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Collier County Commission (D5) Candidate Randy Cash

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Florida House District 106 Candidate Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Florida House District 106 Candidate Nick Ballo

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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Completed Constitutional Survey: Florida House District 80 Candidate Byron Donalds

This subjective survey was created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes: To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework The survey completed by the candidate identified in this…

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2016 SWFL Florida House Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide. All candidates were given a questionnaire back in March and ask to complete it. All qualified House  Candidates for FL districts 80, 105 and 106 (except Joe Davidow) completed the questionnaire. We have consolidated all the candidates’ responses into our 2016 SWFL Florida House Voter Guide. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to…

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2016 SWFL Board of County Commission District 5 Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide for Collier Board of County Commission District 5. All candidates were given this questionnaire back in March and asked to complete it. All qualified District 5 candidates except Tamara Paquette completed this questionnaire. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to do their homework objectively.  Before you look at the candidates’ responses…

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2016 SWFL Board of County Commission District 3 Voter Guide

This is the SWFL Citizens Alliance Voter Guide for Collier Board of County Commission District 3. All candidates were given this questionnaire back in March and asked to complete it. All qualified District 3 candidates completed this questionnaire. Our primary objective is to inspire voters to do their homework objectively.  Before you look at the candidates’ responses to the questions,…

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Video and Straw Poll Results from June 23rd Combined Legislative Forum For Florida House and Senate in Collier County

Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Video & Straw Poll Results from June 15th Board of County Commissioners Forum: District 3 AND District 5

Last night, June 15, SWFL Citizens’ Alliance hosted a Candidate Forum for Collier County Commission Districts 3 and 5 at Naples VFW. Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Collier School Grading System Has Become Very Self-Serving

On May 24th local activists encouraged the Collier County Board of County Commissioners to rescind their April 26th CCPS Proud Proclamation. Here are a few problem points with the CCPS Proud Proclamation: “Whereas” clause 9: “Collier County Public School students have increased performance on state tests as evidenced by the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the state average from 33 percent to…

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Video & Straw Poll Results from May 24 Collier School Board Candidate Forum

Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Video and Straw Poll Results from May 17th Combined Legislative Forum For Florida House and Senate in Collier County

Please share this with all in your network and especially Collier County voters.

Tell Gov. Scott to say NO to Federal Transgender Dictates in Schools!

On May 13, 2016 the Obama administration through the Departments of Justice and Education released coercive “guidance” threatening schools with the loss of federal money. The federal government is requiring schools to adopt its view on transgender students. Failure to comply will be penalized with loss of money for education. [Read the federal letter here] Individual school districts can and should stand...

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Tell Pearson, PLC to Stop Indoctrinating Our Kids!

Pearson, PLC is a British company that provides over 80% of all text books and on-line lesson plans to our children in Florida public schools. They are dedicated  to brainwashing our U.S. and Florida students with religious and political indoctrination, revisionist U.S. history, pornography and horrible math methodologies.  Several of their largest shareholders are the Arab Bank Corp and the...

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May 24th: Lee County School Board Forum – Districts 6 and 7

The quality of education of our children is one of, if not the most important legacy we can leave our children and our nation. SWFL Citizens Alliance is hosting a NON-PARTISAN Lee County School Board forum for the 2016 primary to help voters to “vote informed” and truly understand the principles and values of each candidate.  The Lee County Public School system spends a…

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Constitutional Survey for Florida Legislators

This is a subjective survey created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework To increase your Constitutional knowledge, follow our...

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“25Q” Questionnaire for Florida Legislators

Every announced candidate has been asked to complete this “objective’ questionnaire” for the specific office he/she seeks. We encourage every voter to "vote informed" and to thoroughly understand the values/principles and key issues for relevant elected offices (School Board, County Commission, or FL Legislature). You are invited to state your position on each issue and then attend one or more local forums...

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Constitutional Survey for County Commissions

This is a subjective survey created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework To increase your Constitutional knowledge, follow our...

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“25Q” Questionnaire for County Commissions

Every announced candidate has been asked to complete this “objective’ questionnaire” for the specific office he/she seeks. We encourage every voter to "vote informed" and to thoroughly understand the values/principles and key issues for relevant elected offices (School Board, County Commission, or FL Legislature). You are invited to state your position on each issue and then attend one or more local forums...

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Constitutional Survey for School Boards

This is a subjective survey created in concert with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall.  It has 2 key purposes To document each candidate’s knowledge and values regarding our founding principles To encourage every voter to reassess your own knowledge of our founding principles and if you are lacking in your knowledge, do some homework To increase your Constitutional knowledge, follow our...

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State Controlled Child Abuse? We think so!

IT’S OFFICIAL:  Senator Legg and Rep. O’Toole have killed the Sen. Hays/Rep. Pilon "Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education" bill for this legislative cycle. The Villains are : John Legg Marlene O'Toole Of course we are frustrated and even angry that, despite overwhelming legislative support with 24 sponsors and co-sponsors, these two “elected officials” abuse their power to further abuse...

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“25Q” Questionnaire for School Boards (EXCEPT Collier County)

Every announced candidate has been asked to complete this “objective’ questionnaire” for the specific office he/she seeks. We encourage every voter to "vote informed" and to thoroughly understand the values/principles and key issues for relevant elected offices (School Board, County Commission, or FL Legislature). You are invited to state your position on each issue and then attend one or more local forums...

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Legg & O’Toole Block Hearings on Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education Bills! Sound Off!

Disappointed? Yes. Defeated? NEVER! Senator Legg and Representative Marlene O’Toole refused to allow hearings on SB 1018 and HB 899 (Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education).  They believe they know better about instructional materials for your children and grandchildren. Call and then send them a message. Let them know that we all believe in local control for our schools and...

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Common Core Train Wreck

With FLCA URL (click to access full-size image): “Common Core is much more than just standards”.  It is a train wreck made up of these 4 parts: – The “engine” is the next iteration of Race to the Top and No Child Left behind on steroids. The standards treat every child as just a cog in the machine. These standards…

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Second Amendment: HB 163 (Open Carry) and HB 4001 (Campus Carry) Passed in the House! Now On to Senate Judiciary.

Both HB 163 and HB 4001 passed in their respective committees in the House thanks to your support. Stand by for the next alert for the Companion Senate bills. For additional info on the previous successful actions: HB 163 HB 4001

2015-2016 Grass Roots Successes

This is a summary of successes achieved in legislative cycle for 2015/2016. The hill is very steep to get legislators to act boldly to save our children’s future. We can only do this by you and others like you telling them enough is enough and holding them accountable. YOU can help two ways: 1) Urge your friends and neighbors to join…

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How to opt out of High stakes tests

These may be some helpful and informative documents if are are considering Opting your child out of Florida’s FSA High Stakes Test.   As you consider the alternatives, we urge you to assess several facts: The FSA has never been validated. The Florida Legislature commissioned a “Bogus Validation Study” in the summer of 2015. Here is a press release and link…

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Fighting Common Core Coast To Coast: Home Schooling And Coops Built On Classical Education/Literature Are A “ Must” Consideration

FreedomProject Education is proud to share the stories of moms and dads doing their part to fight back against the Common Core.

Exclusive — Stanley Kurtz: AP US History Battle Worse Than Common Core

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, conservative “culture war” commentator Stanley Kurtz discussed his recent work in reviewing the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework and why he believes this battle is even worse for America than that over the Common Core standards.

Sign Petition to Legalize Open Carry in Florida

In 1987 Florida simultaneously legalized the Licensed Concealed Carry and Unlicensed Open Carry of firearms and other defensive weapons. Due to a bill drafting issue, people openly carrying were allowed to carry in places where concealed carry was forbidden by law. Anti-Second Amendment activist seized on this drafting error in the prohibited places section by calling all Open Carry an unintended…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Against Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas Second Amendment Protection Act, saying the suit from the Brady Campaign was “without merit.”

Legislator Proposes Bill to Hold Gun Sellers Liable for Criminals’ Conduct

Since the shooting incident of two reporters on live TV in Virginia, the push for gun control, a measure that eventually leads to gun confiscation, resurfaced with vigor because the individual who committed the crime passed a background check to obtain a firearm. In response, Sen. Tom Kaine (D-VA) is proposing legislation that would hold “gun sellers” criminally liable for…

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Guns On Campus Bill Coming Up Before Senate Panel

MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) – Amid a national focus on campus shootings, a state Senate committee next week will consider a bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry firearms at Florida colleges and universities.

Florida House committee approves bill to allow guns at college

A Republican-led House committee in Florida this week approved a measure that could allow students to carry guns and concealed weapons on college campuses — just two months after a shooter injured three people at a Florida State University library.

SAT Reading Scores Are the Lowest They’ve Been in 40 Years

Coming in with an average SAT reading score of 496, 2012’s graduating seniors have the dubious distinction of having attained the worst reading score since 1972. (For those test-takers of a certain age and test-taking history, “reading” is actually that part we knew as “verbal.”) Regardless of what you call(ed) it, “The average reading score for the Class of 2012…

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Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > Words of Gates, Coleman and Zumba

These are the actual words of the authors and money man Bill Gates who created Common Core.

Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > SCC Short Presentation

This is an abbreviated power point presentation that you can use to help parents, friends and family begin to understand the whole Common Core system. It is standards, curriculum, High Stakes testing and student data profiling.

Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > Pesta Case Against Common Core

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Resources > Common Core > School Alternatives

Below are some useful resources , if you are considering alternative edcuation programs for your children.

Resources > Common Core > Reading List

Recommended Reading list–If you have other books related to these general themes you would like to see added to the list, contact info@floridacitizensalliance.com.

Resources > Common Core > Proposed Bills and Templates > Historical Perspective

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Resources > Common Core > Profiling and Data Mining

These PDF’s include links to articles about student profiling and data mining that are worth reading as background information.

Resources > Common Core > Pastoral Outreach

Watch these two pastors and then ask yourself where your pastor is !

Resources > Common Core > Media > Press Release Examples

Here are several examples of Press Releases. We have you something worth while to say to the public use a press release and follow it up with on-air interviews when possible. Also reach out to your local radio shows and build a relationship. Try to get a weekly or frequent invite to be a guest interviewee.

Resources > Common Core > Media > Media Lists

This is a PDF version of our media List. We are constantly updating it and can provide it as a XLS document that is much more user friendly . Send your request to info@floridacitizensalliance.com

Resources > Common Core > Marketing > Samples – Templates – LTEs and Resolutions

These are examples of Petitions that you may find useful to help your local team and FLCA grow our database.

Promotional Marketing Materials

Here are a few marketing materials we can order. In addition, we can order yard signs if needed.

Resources > Common Core > Laws and Statutes > Additional Materials

This post contains links to Florida’s federal education grants US Congressional ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) and other state statutes and articles.

Resources > Common Core > How To > Additional Tools

Here are some tools that you may find useful assessing your current school board members. You will also have the opportunity to meet Deirdre

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Social Media Images

These are some useful images you can use with social media posts to your network. We urge you to NEVER do a post without a picture! With a little internet serching you can always find other useful images to use.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Psych Effect On Kids

These are all relevant articles and research regarding the psychological effects of high stakes testing on children.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Florida Standard Assessment

The Florida Standards Assessment is an un-validated (despite Florida’s Bogus after the fact attempt) high stakes test provided by Smarter Balance/American Institute for Research. Read their “about” page . They are a behavioral sciences company- not an education company!

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Florida ACT

The ACT is a nationally-normed test taken by many students in all states. SO unlike our proprietary FSA here in Florida, the results do compare the education and learning skills of our children to those in other States. In the past 20 years 91994-2014) Florida Students have dropped from 34th to 47th of the 50 states despite spending tens of billions of dollars each year. This is a disaster on every front that our state legislators, FL DOE and school districts are hiding from the public. Check out the facts for yourself.

Florida Bogus FSA Validity study with supporting documentation

This posting contains supporting documents for the attempt by the Florida Legislature to cover its tracks and legal exposure for subjecting 2.7 million Florida Students to the high stakes FSA/AIR tests given in 2015. The tests where purchased from AIR ( American Institute for Research) for $230+ million Dollars.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing

Here are additional details supporting FLCA’s Assessment of the FSA Validation.

2014-15 Federal grants to Florida: descriptions and Budget dollars

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Resources > Common Core > Experts > Websites And Leaders In Stop Common Core Movement

Here are some terrific links to websites and leaders in the “Stop Common Core” movement, including both national and local Florida experts.

Resources > Common Core > Experts > Hillsdale Online Courses

Hillsdale College Course Catalog. Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by men and women who proclaimed themselves “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land,” and who believed that “the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.”

Resources > Common Core > Experts > Activist Training

Here are 4 great resources you can use to improve your groups confidence and skill as political activists.

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Resources > Common Core > District Tools > FL County High School Grades 2014-2015

These county reports for 2014-15 are essential to convincing your local legislators there is a disastrous problem with our school system. Each chart demonstrates the huge gap between our failing FL School Districts and the top 20 high schools in FL and the MA top 20 …. best in the nation.

Resources > Common Core > District Tools > Accountability Actions and Examples

It Is always about accountability. The challenge is to get enough grassroots support to gain the elected official’s (or Candidate’s) respect that your grassroots efforts can effect their re-election. This is never easy, but here are some themes you can use to be more effective.

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Resources > Common Core > Communication > Past MailChimps

In this category, you can find the archive of all recent mailings and petitions to our State legislators and other elected officials ( I.E. School Board, Governor, etc. as appropriate )

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Common Core emerging as major issue in local 2016 elections

Florida’s version of the Common Core education standards and its high-stakes state testing have already cropped up as election issues in recent legislative races, and their political potency is likely to grow heading into 2016. Voters’ anger over education issues could drive the political debate in some state legislative districts — particularly where there are Republican primaries or open seats,…

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Is Your Congressman Opposing Obama’s Latest Gun Ban?

Contact your Representative and to urge him or her to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 3516. Millions of seniors could lose their guns, jeopardizing the ability of kids and grandchildren to inherit them.

Florida’s Accountability System is Called into Question

Parents, students, teachers, administrators and other educational leaders across the state have been questioning the validity and benefit of our educational accountability system for years. The high-stakes system uses standardized test scores to evaluate students, teachers and schools, leading to important decisions such as retention, graduation, and even teacher and administrator pay. In May 2015, based on public concern about…

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Pam Stewart Releases Cut Score Recommendations for FSA, Nearly Half of 10th Graders Fail ELA Assessment

Nearly half of Florida’s 10th graders would fail the English Language Arts portion of the Florida Standards Assessment this year according to a set of recommended cut scores proposed Monday by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. [Read more]