Michael McAuliffe, PAC
CALL TO ACTION NOW!!! FLORIDA ALIMONY REFORM BILLS FILED IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE AND SENATE.
WE NEED FLORIDA HOUSE CIVIL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BOB ROMMEL TO AGENDA THE BILL!
FAILURE TO HEAR THE BILL SINKS US FOR 2019!
Representatives from Florida Family Law Reform Political Action Committee spent the day meeting with key legislators on Tuesday in an effort to move forward one of the most comprehensive Alimony Reform Bills that has ever been proposed in a State Legislature.
Florida House Bill 1325
Representative Brad Drake
, and Senate Bill 1596
Senator Gayle Harrell
have been updated and are ready to be filed as a Committee Substitute ("strike all") to the original bill that was put in to protect our ability to move forward with legislation in 2019!
I don't want to start guessing if there are other factors at play here, but the Family Section of the Florida Bar and other opponents of Alimony Reform have also been hard at work. They have more money than we do, and have been a strong influence through their Florida Bar lobbying efforts.
WE NEED EVERYONE TO CONTACT REP. ROMMEL NOW AND RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT THE BILL BE HEARD NOW!!!!!
Tell Chairman Rommel your own story and why Alimony Reform needs to be passed now! Here's a sample outline of a letter that you can cut and paste:
Chairman Bob Rommel
Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee
Subject: Please Put Alimony Reform HB 1325 on the Civil Justice Sub-Committee Agenda!
Dear Chairman Rommel:
I support fixing Florida's woefully outdated Family Court laws. Please schedule Representative Brad Drake's Alimony Reform Bill to be heard.
Alimony Reform is likely the most well-vetted issue before the Florida Legislature this year. Prior bills have passed with an overwhelming majority only to be vetoed at the last minute by Governor Scott.
Governor DeSantis has expressed his support for signing an Alimony Reform bill this session.
With over 85,000 divorces in Florida every year, alimony reform is something that simply can not wait and which should be addressed this session.
Please put the bill onto your agenda so that thousands of Florida families can finally get some structure to what has become little more than legalized racketeering at the hands of rogue predatory litigating divorce attorneys and their cronies.
Thank you for your consideration and your work on behalf of the people of Florida!
Be respectful but firm in your desire to bring about this much needed change to Florida law. Our opponents will stop at nothing, it would
appear, to stop the fun and games they play at the expense of Florida's families in Family Law Court every day. The time is now to finally fix these broken laws. We have the team in place, we have a great bill, and now we just need you to do what you do best.......take action! We have thousands of folks who will open this email.
If each of you sends out 10 emails and makes 5 phone calls every day every day for the next two weeks, Chairman Rommel will be flooded with over 100,000 Floridians who demand change. You want things fixed? You know what to do. Time for action!
These are the other key Legislators who need to hear from you! If any of these legislators represent you personally in Tallahassee (you live in their district), be sure to identify yourself as a constituent when you contact them! Please tell them to support Family Law Reform in 2019!
It takes money as well as dedicated volunteers to make this happen. We need to raise approximately $90,000 to cover the second team of lobbyists. We know this is a ton of money, but supporters have already stepped up with a total of over $40,000 towards their costs. Our two lobbying teams are needed to thwart what is certain to be an all out assault by the opponents of Family Law Reform this session.
We were outmaneuvered in prior years. With your help, that will not happen in 2019!
We believe that the new bill is the strongest and most comprehensive alimony reform bill to ever hit Tallahassee. I think you will agree as well once you've had a chance to review it.
You should also contact all the other Senators and Representatives by email. Flood their in boxes! Make sure to put "Please Support Alimony Reform in the 2019 Session" so they can sort you as a supporter!
A successful legislative campaign will lay out the path for ground breaking changes in Family Courts not just across Florida, but across the country!
Contact your legislators NOW and ask them to sign on as co-sponsors of this important legislation! We will have our supporters start contacting Legislative Committee members later this week once the Committee Agenda is released.
We need an army of supporters in Tallahassee to let our elected officials know that change is long overdue in Florida and that we support their efforts to fix these broken laws in 2019!