RPOF Newsletter 10/14/2022

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In a recent video, First Lady Casey DeSantis shared who Ron DeSantis is. In this poignant message, the First Lady shares how Governor DeSantis grew up in Florida, volunteered to serve our country in the Navy and literally picked her up as she underwent breast cancer treatments. Watch here: That is Who Ron DeSantis Is

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The DeSantis Freedom Agenda includes:

  • Putting kids first and protecting parents’ rights
  • Florida’s economy is outpacing the nation
  • Keeping our communities safe
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  • Standing up for Moms and Florida families
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  • Fighting special interests

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Governor DeSantis Awards $126 Million to Northwest Florida for Hurricane Michael Relief 

The Funding Demonstrates Florida’s Long-Term Commitment to Recovery for Hurricanes, Including Ian

Governor DeSantis recognized the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael this week by announcing more than $126 million in new awards through the Rebuild Florida Program for 24 communities impacted by the 2018 hurricane. In Port Charlotte, Governor DeSantis pointed out that in the same way the state will continue its unwavering long-term commitment to rebuilding Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian. 

“Today’s $126 million awarded to 24 Hurricane Michael impacted communities is an example of our lasting commitment to helping Florida communities rebuild following a storm,” Governor DeSantis said. “Four years later, Northwest Florida has made remarkable progress but it has been a difficult journey with more work ahead.”

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/10/10/governor-ron-desantis-awards-126-million-to-northwest-florida-on-four-year-anniversary-of-hurricane-michael-and-affirms-floridas-long-term-commitment-to-hurricane-ian-recovery/

Governor Awards $2.5 Million in Small Business Loans to Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Governor DeSantis awarded an initial $2.5 million to businesses through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, which provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses damaged by Hurricane Ian. Receiving initial awards are: 

  • 28 businesses in Lee County are receiving loans totaling $1.27 million
  • 8 Businesses in Collier County are receiving loans totaling $355,000
  • 6 Businesses in Hillsborough County are receiving loans totaling $300,000
  • 4 businesses in Charlotte County are receiving loans totaling $175,000
  • 3 Businesses in Sarasota County are receiving loans totaling $150,000
  • 2 Businesses in Manatee County are receiving loans totaling $100,000
  • 2 Businesses in Lake County are receiving loans totaling $75,000
  • 1 Business in Monroe County is receiving a loan totaling $50,000
  • 1 Business in Highlands County is receiving a loan totaling $50,000

More loans are being approved daily. Applicants can apply now through December 2, 2022, or until all available funds are spent. For more information, go to: https://deosera.force.com/RebuildFloridaBusinessLoanFund/s/

Hurricane Ian Updates


Report Price Gouging at the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline

All Floridians can now report instances of severe price increases on essential commodities to the Attorney General’s Office. Florida’s price gouging law only applies to commodities and services essential to preparing for, or recovering from, a storm during a declared state of emergency

For tips on reporting price gouging, click here.

For more information on price gouging, click here.

To download Attorney General Moody’s Scams at a Glance: Price Gouging brochure in English, click here. To download the Spanish version, click here.


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RNC is Seeking Poll Workers and Poll Watchers as Part of Florida Election Integrity Efforts

The Republican National Committee has been working diligently since shortly after the 2020 election to ensure that our elections are safe and secure. In Florida, we have passed laws to make it easy to vote but hard to cheat.

However, the laws need monitoring at all levels. The RNC, coordinating with the RPOF, is supplementing what our Florida county parties are doing to help with that.

Click here https://www.protectfloridavoters.com/ to volunteer as a poll worker or poll watcher on Election Day, November 8th.  

Florida Sober Homes Were Taking Advantage of Recovering Addicts

AG Moody and Law Enforcement Agencies Bust Gang Members and Seize Enough Fentanyl to Kill Half of Florida’s Population


Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shut down a major drug trafficking organization this week operated by gang members affiliated with Mexican drug cartels. 

Attorney General Moody’s Statewide Prosecutors are charging 25 defendants, including SUR-13 gang members, with multiple felony counts related to drug trafficking, violent criminal acts and conspiracy. Authorities seized more than 50 pounds, or 23 kilograms, of fentanyl — enough to kill more than 11 million Floridians, approximately half the state’s population.

“In just a few months’ time, authorities have seized enough fentanyl to wipe out the combined populations of 66 of Florida’s 67 counties—more than 19 million people! The prevalence of this dangerous substance poses a critical threat not only to the wellbeing of the citizens of our state but also our nation.”

Read more:http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/727FA39D1967BBAE852588D9005563F9?Open&

Jimmy Patronis Sounds Alarm on Dangerous Mix of Electric Cars and Storm Surge

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is raising the alarm over electric vehicles’ dangerous mix of lithium batteries and storm surge. 

Patronis, who is also Florida’s Fire Marshal, said Congress needs to assess fire risks associated with saltwater on electric vehicles, adding that fire teams need more resources to deal with an “inevitable” increase in fires associated with electric-powered automobiles.

“I joined North Collier Fire Rescue to assess response activities related to Hurricane Ian and saw with my own eyes an EV continuously ignite, and continually reignite, as fireteams doused the vehicle with tens-of-thousands of gallons of water,” CFO Patronis said. “Subsequently, I was informed by the fire department that the vehicle, once again reignited when it was loaded onto the tow truck. Based on my conversations with area firefighters, this is not an isolated incident.”

Read more: https://myfloridacfo.com/news/pressreleases/details/2022/10/10/in-case-you-missed-it-florida-politics-jimmy-patronis-sounds-alarms-on-dangerous-mix-of-electric-cars-storm-surge

LG Jeanette Nuñez Highlights Work of National Guard, Churches, Red Cross and Nonprofits

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez has been on the ground helping out and highlighting the work of churches, nonprofits, the Red Cross, the Florida National Guard and other organizations in Southwest Florida. In the photo above she is helping distribute meals to families in need at a Red Cross shelter.

 

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