The list of the Miami-Dade delegation members in Tallahassee opposed to immigration-enforcement bills keeps growing, according to one activist group. #
In a press release issued today, We Are Florida! says that Miami-Dade GOP state Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Sen. Rene Garcia “are expressing their opposition to Arizona racial profiling laws in Florida” and have pledged to vote against Rep. William Snyder’s H.B. 7089 and Sen. Anitere Flores’ S.B. 2040. #
The release adds that Lopez-Cantera, House majority leader and chairman of the Miami-Dade Delegation, made his opposition clear via Spanish-language media late last week. It also states that Garcia informed the We Are Florida! campaign of his vote against any Arizona-inspired bill. #
According to the press release, 15 state lawmakers in Miami-Dade have already committed to voting against these two immigration bills. The Miami-Dade delegation has 24 members total. #
We Are Florida! issued a pledge last Friday to the Miami-Dade legislative delegation that states that either “Arizona light” S.B. 2040 or the “Arizona heavy” H.B. 7089 would harm the social fabric of our community, harm the state’s economy, and create a huge financial burden for state and local governments by having local law enforcement take on the task of enforcing federal immigration law. #
Anti-abortion rights advocates are touting a new study released by the British Journal of Psychiatry that links abortions to poor emotional and mental health. While other studies have disputed and disproven such a link, this remains a common claim used to dissuade women from having abortions.
All four GOP candidates featured at this weekend's Florida Senate debate, hosted by the Florida Family Policy Council in Orlando, discussed their views on a range of controversial social issues, including abortion.