RLC of Florida Challenges RPOF to come clean on campaign finance - stop "legal laundering" of campaign funds
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- Published on 29 May 2014
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MELBOURNE, FL - The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Florida announced today that campaign finance reform will be its top priority for the 2015 legislative session.
The “Come Clean in 2015” campaign will seek to put an end to the “legal laundering” of millions of dollars in campaign contributions through political committees controlled by legislative leaders, as well as through the Republican and Democrat parties of Florida.
"Campaign finance reforms enacted by the 2013 legislature have done little or nothing to break the control of the special interests over the legislative process in Florida, and Florida’s two major political parties continue to be willing participants in the legal laundering of millions of dollars in special interest contributions," said Bob White, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida. "The people of Florida deserve better.”
The RLC of Florida will be holding a press conference in conjunction with this weekend’s RPOF Quarterly Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. The purpose of the press conference will be to highlight specific examples of the continuing ethical challenges and abuses associated with Florida’s campaign finance laws, how the parties are willing participants in the process, and also a set of recommended revisions to campaign finance statutes.
The press conference will take place at the RLC of Florida literature table at 8:30 am, on Saturday, May 31st, just prior to the RPOF Quarterly General Session. The General Session is typically attended by the Governor, members of the Florida Cabinet, various Congressmen, and leaders of the Florida House and Senate.
About the Republican Liberty Caucus
For more than twenty years the Republican Liberty Caucus has been the lone, strong voice for the principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty within the Republican Party. We believe that less government means more liberty and we work through local chapters and with our member activists all over the country to oppose government excess and demand accountability to the people and the Constitution. We believe in principle over party always, and unlike most Republican organizations we are not afraid to hold our own elected Republicans, and our party, accountable for their actions. Learn more at http://www.rlcfl.org.
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- Published on 09 February 2013
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The RLC of Florida's Annual Liberty Days at the Capitol event has been scheduled for March 4th & 5th in Tallahassee. This RLC of Florida signature event allows members the opportunity to interface with their representatives to promote our pro-liberty agenda.
We'll all meet at the Capitol at 1pm Monday. After an afternoon of meetings at legislators offices, we'll meet up for drinks and dinner downtown before heading back to the Baymont Inn where most of us are spending the evening. Then Tuesday morning, we have more meetings until mid-afternoon.
While there is no cost to attend, because of space constraints in the legislative offices, it is important that everyone who will be attending register here so we have an accurate head count.
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- Published on 11 February 2010
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It is official. The RLC and other liberty organizations including the Campaign for Liberty will be converging on Tallahassee again on March 22-23 with the message that government is best when it governs least.
Political consultant John Hallman of the Florida Taxpayers Union is once again in charge of our legislative briefing, securing inexpensive accommodations, setting up meetings with legislators and the governors office and to show us around the capitol.
At the top of the Liberty Day agenda is the Health Care Freedom Act. Based on model legislation crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, the act would permit Florida to opt out from any particular national health care plan and, most importantly, protect individual Floridians from individual mandates to buy health insurance a la RomneyCare/ObamaCare. Other issues include taxes, spending, 10th amendment, property insurance reform and term limits.
Jason Hellenberg of the North Central Florida RLC has volunteered to coordinate the 2010 Liberty Day at the Capitol and is working with Hallman. The annual grassroots lobbying trip to Tallahassee has become a signature project of the RLC that has yielded some legislative successes over the years and trained many RLCers on how to lobby effectively.
The plan is for all participants to meet at the plaza between the old and new capitol buildings at 1 p.m. for a briefing and then walk over together to Morris Hall for the 1:45 p.m. Healthcare Regulation Policy Committee hearing on the Healthcare Freedom Act. Then we'll go for a meeting with Sen. Cary Baker and perhaps Rep. Scott Plakon, sponsors of the legislation.
There will be a discounted block of rooms for us at the Baymont Inn near the Capitol.
After lobbying on Monday, March 22, there will be a social get-together for us on Adams Street, just north of the Capitol. We'll start at Clydes and Costellos for cocktails at six pm, and move one door south to Andrew's (see menu at http://www.andrewsdowntown.com/) for dinner at seven thirty.