First Amendment News
October 9, 2019
Message from FAF President Barbara Petersen
“Our work is far from done . . . we all must be willing to continue the fight into the future. I am so thankful for your support of the Foundation and I ask that everyone who shares my passion to continue to support the Foundation as it continues its important work on behalf of all Floridians . I don’t like good-byes, but I hope you will join me in Tallahassee on Thursday, October 17 at the FSU Law School to celebrate my retirement and the lead-in to FAF’s 35 th year.” - Barbara Petersen, President, First Amendment Foundation

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Thank you to our sponsors:
Jim Baltzelle, Chairman, FAF
Mark Mustian & Greta Sliger
And thank you to our event Host Committee:
Farhood Basiri
Frank Denton
Gary Green
Carol LoCicero
Lucy Morgan
Pat Rice & Joni Hunt
Dean Ridings
Bob Shaw & Judy Doyle
Shullman Fugate
Stephanie Smith
Gregg Thomas
Pete Weitzel & Linda Steckley
Doug Wiles
Charley Williams
Quote-of-the-Month - Catfish Edition II
“I love Barbara and cherish my time representing the First Amendment Foundation. I will always remember the fight with the Legislature over the Scripps exemptions and Senator Jeff Atwater wanting to know ‘who is this person-Barbara Peterson?’ and ‘will she meet with me?’ She is a real treasure and hope she stays involved with our State.
–The Hon. Curt Kiser
Introducing FAF's 2020 Weiss Legal Fellow:
Virginia Hamrick
Virginia is a 3L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a research assistant at the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. She has interned for the Honorable Gary R. Jones in the Northern District of Florida and clerked for Ausley McMullen in Tallahassee. Virginia graduated from UF’s College of Journalism and Communications, where she reported for WUFT-FM.
2019 Sunshine Seminars - Only a few weeks away!
November and December will be President Barbara Petersen’s last Seminar Series as our President . You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from Florida’s Sunshine Law expert and receive your Continuing Education Credits.
*Private seminars also available by contacting Erika Benton at:
FAF Top Posts - September
Orlando Sentinel by Scott Maxwell
September 20, 2019

Herald-Tribune by Barbara Peters Smith
September 23, 2019

Sun Sentinel
September 20, 2019