RPOF Newsletter 07/10/2022

 

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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Get your tickets now for the exciting 2022 Sunshine Summit HERE.

Under the phenomenal leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida leads the nation in freedom and personal liberty. Now is the time to purchase your tickets to two great events that celebrate the freedoms we all cherish: the 2022 Sunshine Summit and Victory Dinner at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on July 22-23, 2022.

Governor DeSantis leads an all-star line-up of state and national conservative thought leaders to explore how upholding and respecting the rights guaranteed by our Constitution keeps Florida communities and residents safe and free. Some of the topics of discussion include the Left’s obsession with indoctrinating our children; the push to elect state attorneys who are weak on crime and seek to undermine law enforcement; insights into why a growing number of Florida’s minorities agree that the Democrat party has betrayed their trust; explore what more Florida needs to do to survive Bidenflation; strategize on how can we best defend Florida and the United States of America, and analyze whether our get-out-the vote efforts be enough. 

We invite you to join us in a show of support and unity for the party and prove to the patriots in attendance and the rest of the country why Florida is the best state to live, work and raise a family.

If you have a question about the 2022 Sunshine Summit or Victory Dinner, please contact Cheryl Etters at cetters@rpof.org or email SunshineSummit@rpof.org.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you in Hollywood, Florida!
 
Onward to Victory!  

 

FLORIDA

Supreme Court Approves Governor DeSantis’ Request for a Statewide Grand Jury to Investigate Illegal Immigration Crimes

The Florida Supreme Court late last week approved Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate illegal immigration issues such as the illegal smuggling of children into the state.

Governor DeSantis explained: “The purpose of the grand jury will be to investigate individuals and organizations that are actively working with foreign nationals, drug cartels and coyotes to illegally smuggle minors, some as young as 2 years old, across the border and into Florida.”

In a unanimous order, the Supreme Court said the grand jury will have jurisdiction throughout, “to investigate crime, return indictments, make presentments and otherwise perform all functions of a grand jury with regard to the offenses.” Issues the grand jury could investigate include “parents, guardians or other family members of unaccompanied alien children who have conspired with transnational criminal organizations or other illicit actors to smuggle, and thus endanger, their children.”

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Governor DeSantis’ Emphasis on Civics Already Paying Off

Governor DeSantis released the results of Florida’s 2022 civics assessments that demonstrate the success of Florida’s approach to educating its students on the history of our country, the exceptional nature of our form of government, and the role they play as citizens of our republic. 

He also announced that the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative will expand to all school districts for the upcoming school year, and that 2,500 teachers will complete three-day civics professional development training courses by the end of July.

“While the Biden administration is seeking to award grants to indoctrinate students with ideologies like Critical Race Theory, in Florida we have focused on Civics Excellence, teaching accurate American History without an ideological agenda,” Governor DeSantis said.  

Across the board, Florida’s students’ civic literacy has improved year over year. 

  • Nearly three quarters of students scored at or above Level 3 in Civics in 2022, an increase of five percentage points from 2021. 
  • S. History end of course (EOC) assessment performance increased by two percentage points.
  • From 2021 to 2022, all student subgroups increased or maintained performance at Level 3 and above in social studies. African American students had the largest increases in both social studies and science performance.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/06/30/governor-ron-desantis-announces-florida-students-elevating-their-excellence-in-civics/

Governor DeSantis Appoints Election Crimes Director

Governor DeSantis announced the appointment of Peter Antonacci as Director of the Office of Election Crimes and Security — the newly created office charged with investigating all election crimes in Florida and ensuring Florida’s elections remain secure. Antonacci has had an extensive career in public service, including experience in election security as a Deputy Attorney General, Statewide Prosecutor, and Broward County Supervisor of Elections. 

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/07/06/governor-ron-desantis-announces-the-appointment-of-peter-antonacci-as-director-of-the-office-of-election-crimes-and-security/

Rubio Asks for Investigation of Biden Administration Violating Abortion-Related Hyde Amendment

Senator Marco Rubio joined the Walton Republican Women Federated this week for their monthly BBQ luncheon in Miramar Beach.

Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja regarding the Biden Administration’s potential violation of the Hyde Amendment by giving guidance for federal employees to use sick leave to cross state lines to “access medical care.”

“The Biden Administration’s actions and statements over the last several days are focused on undermining pro-life states and now they are even willing to violate longstanding federal law prohibiting the use of taxpayer monies to fund abortions or abortion services,” Rubio wrote. “The federal government has no business promoting the killing of unborn children. I demand that the agency clarify that the federal government will not provide sick leave for travel related to abortion services.”

Read more: https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=D8C15DA3-6DE6-4B81-B9C3-47AA66CA7FE5

 

AG Moody and FTC Work to Shut Down Suspected COVID-19 Scam

AG Moody and the Federal Trade Commission filed a joint complaint to shut down a grant-writing service that allegedly made false promises of COVID-19 economic relief for minority-owned small businesses.

The complaint filed last week resulted in a federal court issuing a temporary restraining order against Grant Bae and its owner, Traeshonna P. Graham.

“The defendants targeted small, minority-owned businesses with the promise they could help secure COVID-19 relief,” Attorney General Moody said. “Instead of obtaining the promised federal grant funds, the defendants took fees from struggling businesses and left them in even worse financial condition. I am pleased we have shut down this scam and we will continue to litigate this case in an effort to recover lost funds for those harmed.”

Read more:http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/C14E190F256F579F85258872004EC444

And more: https://cbs12.com/news/local/ftc-florida-attorney-general-file-complaint-shut-down-covid-19-relief-scam-grant-bae-traeshonna-p-graham

CFO Patronis: Arrest in $970,000 Staged Auto Accident Scheme

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Angela Ippolito Duncan, owner of Ybor Medical Center for allegedly planning and participating in staged car accidents to submit more than $970,000 in fake accident injury automobile insurance claims.

“Scam artists are working every day to drive up your insurance rates to line their own pockets,” CFO Patronis said. “Thankfully my fraud detectives are staying one step ahead of these schemes and were able to successfully shut down this staged accident fraud ring.”

Read more: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/sitePages/newsroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=6220

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez on Fox News: Grand Jury will Help Florida Investigate the Criminal Gangs from Illegal Immigration

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez told Martha MacCallum on Fox News that the Florida Supreme Court granting Governor DeSantis’ petition to impanel a statewide grand jury will give the state a strong weapon in investigating the criminal cartels operating in Florida that have vastly increased during Biden’s open border crisis.

Watch: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6308807012112#sp=show-clips

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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Remember to register for the 2022 Sunshine Summit! 

Register HERE and visit SunshineSummit.org for updates. 

 

 

Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Byron Donalds and Congresswoman Kat Cammack are appearing as featured speakers only and are not soliciting any funds associated with this event.  All funds solicited in connection with the 2022 Sunshine Summit and Victory Dinner are being solicited solely by the Republican Party of Florida.

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