Women's Groups in Florida Blast Anti-Affirmative Action Plan
Women's groups in Florida spoke out on Wednesday against Gov. Jeb Bush's One Florida plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts.
"From day one, the group hurt most by One Florida is women," said Democratic state Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Several female legislators and members of a dozen women's groups, including the National Organization for Women, gathered Wednesday to speak out against One Florida calling it "the most important battleground in deciding the future of affirmative action programs for women nationally."
Tallahassee is anticipating some 3,000 people to show for the third and final public hearing agreed to by Bush in response to the sit-in by two Florida lawmakers in January.
Media Resources: Nando Times and Tallahassee Democrat Online - February 10, 2000
8/3/2015 The Senate is Voting on Planned Parenthood Funding Today - A Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood is expected to come to a vote today.
Sponsored by Republican Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senate Bill 1881 would prohibit all Federal funding of Planned Parenthood or "any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics." The Senate will need 60 votes to advance the bill, which is being proposed following the release of highly edited video footage by anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
The CMP's misleading videos claim that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue. . . .