Time to Mobilize

By Faith and Freedom Florida Staff

President Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee to fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacant seat on Saturday, September 26. But that’s not stopping the fake news and Radical Left politicians from launching their full-scale assault on anyone who stands to fill the vacancy—just as they did with Justice Kavanaugh.  

They’re already attacking Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith.  We won’t dignify their insults by repeating them here. Suffice to say the Gorsuch and Kavanaugh confirmations will look like a walk in the park by comparison. Christianity itself will come under attack.

Have Democrats forgotten that Article VI of the Constitution states “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States?”

No. They understand what the Constitution says. They just don’t care.

It’s time to prepare for the fight—on this nominee and for the coming elections in November.

Road to Majority Conference is Next Week!

At this pivotal moment, the Road to Majority Conference is happening in Atlanta – next week, September 30-October 3. This important event will be held at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia with an amazing group of speakers and presenters flying in from across the nation—including perhaps some surprise “special guests.”  Confirmed speakers will include author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, Pastor Jack Graham, Pastor Benny Tate, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, Founder of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, Faith and Freedom Founder and Chairman, Dr. Ralph Reed, and many more.

Click here to register

In November, Americans will make a choice that will set the trajectory for our nation for decades to come. Will we elect leaders who support socialism and attack religious liberty? Or will we choose those who respect and protect faith-based values?

For the past ten years, the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority policy conference has empowered conservative activists to fight for their values. Designed to forge a path towards electing a pro-family majority in Washington, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and connections they need to drive engagement and voter turnout. Road to Majority is the event to attend if you want to prepare for Election Day energized and excited to make an impact in your community.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Given the crucial role this year’s elections will play in shaping the next decade, we are committed to providing activists with a safe and healthy environment to learn, network and mobilize. We will be working closely with the venue to provide a safe gathering.

Faith & Freedom Coalition is working closely with the Cobb Galleria Center to observe the CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting. They are regularly consulting with governmental agencies, medical experts and industry colleagues to develop a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of attendees. Guests are encouraged to wear masks, but they are not required for entrance to the building. The Center will be performing regular disinfecting of frequently touched locations, surfaces and equipment, and guest sanitizing stations have been added in common areas throughout the convention center and specialty shops. To view the full safety guidelines, click here.

Calling all Christian Activists

There is so much at stake – one, perhaps two appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court, the health of our economy, and our national security. It’s time to mobilize.

Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Executive Director, Tim Head, encouraging all who are able to join us in Atlanta, “We strongly encourage Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition supporters to join us in Atlanta on the eve of the historic November elections.”

Join the 50 Day Fight!

By Faith and Freedom Staff

As Americans prepare to choose a president in November, a group of Christians is organizing prayer groups across the nation.  Our blog today highlights the “50 Day Fight” organized by, among others, Daniel Bernard, President of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay.

The 50 Day Fight is an intensive period of prayer for 50 days leading up to November 3rd, Election Day. The group will have daily prayer and conference calls. They’re working to open churches every day specifically to pray for the nation. Furthermore, the group is organizing pastors in this collective prayer effort and encouraging them to work with other ministries in both public spaces as well as church buildings. For example, Rock Church in San Diego, CA just organized over 132 churches to pray together in public areas.

As the group works to inspire prayer nationwide, it hopes the prayer movement will go viral. We encourage Faith and Freedom Coalition supporters to engage in the “50 Day Fight” movement.  Please consider bringing information about the movement to your pastor, home bible study, and dining room table conversations.

In addition, as we enter the final phase of this critical election, we encourage you to vote. As Christians living in a representative democracy, casting your ballot is a solemn responsibility.  You can magnify your power to influence the course of history by talking with other believers and encouraging them to vote. But above all, pray for America!

Get Ready to Vote!

Picture of the Oval Office

By: Faith and Freedom Staff

Once again, a tremendous opportunity to live out our faith approaches – Election Day!

The Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition contends that the tenets of our faith require us to vote.  It’s simple way to put our beliefs into action.

The deadline to register to vote in Florida’s general election if October 5!

Electing leaders and appointing judges who will protect religious liberties, defend the dignity of life, and uphold the traditional family that is the bedrock of our country is an essential mission for every voter of faith in America. 

We urge you to confirm your voter status today and ensure that you’re able to cast your ballot for leaders who will put faith first.    

You hear it year upon year, “Get out there and vote!” Some find it annoying to hear this mantra decade after decade; however, we will shrug off apathy and run straight into the battle.  Folks, the faith community’s vote can turn Florida’s vote on a dime!   

Florida: The Juggernaut 

The power of faith-based voters is magnified in Florida. Let’s dive into the numbers:

  • 29        Florida’s electoral votes
  • 3rd        Florida’s ranking in highest number of electoral votes among all fifty states
  • 537      Votes out of six million cast that won Florida for George W. Bush in 2000 
  • 1.2%    President Trump’s margin of victory over Hillary Clinton in Florida in 2016

Florida’s 29 electoral votes represent a major chunk of the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House—behind California (55) and Texas (39). But California consistently votes for the Democrat nominee while Texas votes Republican. Among the three largest states, Florida stands alone.   

Make no mistake about it, Florida is the largest and most important swing state in 2020. Who can forget 2000, when George Bush won the state by only 537 votes out of six million cast . . . and hanging chads dominated the news across America?   Or, 2012 when Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Florida, 50.0% to 49.1%.  That year, Florida was the only state decided by less than 1%.  And finally, there was Donald Trump’s 2016 stunning victory, when he narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton by 1.2% in Florida.  

Florida also has a reputation for picking winners.  With the sole exception being President George H.W. Bush’s Florida 1992 loss, Florida voted with the winner in every presidential election since 1964. 

Voting Options 

We stand together with you to support leaders who uphold Judeo-Christian values.  What an honor it is to live, worship, and vote in our great Republic.

Florida offers numerous voting options – including by Mail, Early Voting, and on Election Day.  It’s critical that voting be both safe and secure.  Don’t wait to set up your option to vote-by-mail, if you wish. 

Vote-by-mail is available to any Floridian who desires it.  With our nation being rocked by crisis, it’s the right time to ensure the faith community takes steps now to set up vote by mail or whatever manner of voting we choose.  Find your county Supervisor of Elections and request to vote by mail NOW.   As part of Florida’s faith community, you hold tremendous power.  We encourage you to exercise it!

On a cautionary note, please don’t take the conservative, pro-life majorities in the Florida House and Senate for granted.  As our state grows, traditional voting patterns will be disrupted.

According to News Service of Florida, with 21.48 million Floridians recently estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Sunshine State is already expected to see an increase in federal funding and political clout in the coming years because of its growing population. It wasn’t that long ago when Florida surpassed New York to become the third most-populous state.  It now appears likely the Florida U.S. House delegation will increase from 27 members to 29 members after the 2020 Census.  When Republicans took control of the House in 1994, Florida’s population was 13,961,798 (see figure 1).  

Today, Florida’s population stands at 21,480,000, an increase of approximately 7.5 million—or more than 50%.   According to U.S. Census Bureau Projections, Florida’s Hispanic population will increase from 12% of its population to 21%, an increase attributable in part due to the influx of Puerto Rican’s into the state.

Sustained Growth  

According to Fox Business News, and estimates provided by the Demographic Estimating Conference, Florida’s growth will continue, thanks in part to the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions for federal tax purposes.  Due to changes to the tax code, many people are moving to lower-tax states like Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more people moved to Florida than any other state last year with net domestic migration of 132,602 – and New York lost the most people to Florida. 

Analysts project Florida’s population will grow by an average of more than 300,000 people per year between 2018 and 2024 (a presidential election year)—or 1.8 million inhabitants. Florida’s demographic changes, involving an increased number of liberal voters, leave our important swing-state teetering on the brink of losing its conservative majorities and ending conservative control of Florida’s cabinet, including Office of the Governor, for decades. 

There is no single better strategy to maintain Florida’s conservative advantage than to institutionalize efforts to educate faith-based voters and drive them to the polls—and to aggressively pursue public policy which promotes conservative principles.   

No organization is better positioned to succeed in this endeavor than the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition.  Last summer in Washington, D.C., President Trump called the Faith and Freedom Coalition “the largest faith-based get out the vote organization in modern American history.”  Indeed, President Trump has supported the Faith and Freedom Coalition with more than simply words.  He has spoken at six of our annual Road to Majority Conferences.   

Support Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition today through donating or volunteering to mobilize voters.  Confirm your voter registration statusfind early voting period and election dates, and find your Supervisor of Elections and request to vote by mail.

ROAD TO MAJORITY: IT’S ON!

By FFC Staff

This November, America will make a choice that will set the trajectory for the rest of the decade. Will we elect leaders who support socialism and attack religious liberty? Or will we choose those who respect and protect faith-based values? Our annual Road to Majority policy conference is designed to activate and encourage people of faith to get involved in this historic event.

The Road to Majority policy conference is scheduled for October 1-2 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, GA. This conference is “in person” but there will also be an option to attend virtually. We are committed to providing activists with a safe and healthy environment to learn, network and mobilize. We will be working closely with the venue to provide a safe gathering. That said, it’s time to mobilize.

For the past ten years, the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority policy conference has empowered conservative activists to fight for their values. Designed to forge a path towards electing a pro-family majority in Washington, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and connections they need to drive engagement and voter turnout. Road to Majority is the event to attend if you want to prepare for Election Day energized and excited to make an impact in your community. You can purchase tickets HERE.