Florida Family Association's 2022 Achievements.
Countered leftists’ final attempts to take over the election process with S.1 “For the People Act” and undo the 60 vote cloture rule. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) made it abundantly clear in January 2022 to their leftist out of control Democrat colleagues that they did not support ending the 60 vote cloture (filibuster) rule. If Democrats had succeeded in abolishing the filibuster the leftists would have pushed through extreme legislation that would have given election governance to the leftist deep state to control election outcomes for years to come. They also would have been able to pass other reckless bills including $5 trillion Build Back Better and Transgender preference rules. Florida Family Association sent out numerous email alerts over a period of several months that asked people to send emails to encourage Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, other more moderate Democrat senators and Democrat senators who were up for reelection in 2022 to uphold the 60 vote cloture rule. Both Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema received over 24,000 emails regarding the 60 vote cloture issue and election legislation from Florida Family Association subscribers. S.1 failed in the United States Senate and the 60 vote cloture rule was kept in place. Florida Family Association’s final email alerts in January 2022 on this issue thanked Senators Manchin and Sinema for standing firm in support of the 60 vote cloture (filibuster) rule.
Countered the left’s bill that sought to federalize election rules that could empower them to legalize corrupt voting practices which was at the heart of the left’s plan to try to abolish 60 vote cloture (filibuster) rule (as noted above). The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the left’s latest bill this year which seeks to federalize elections and take control of voting regulations away from the states. This legislation specifically allows the federal government to promulgate any rule they choose for state and local election offices. This means the federal government could: Mandate mail in ballots for every elector in every state; Prohibit states from requiring voter identification; Allow ballot harvesting where activists go door to door and complete the ballot for the elector; Allow private drop boxes which activists can stuff with their manufactured ballots or never turn in ballots for precincts with demographics that favor their electoral opponents; Allow corporations to give private grants to local election offices under the guise of helping to fund operations but actually have strings attached which require the election offices to handle ballots in the way that best serves certain activists. This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on August 24, 2021. The New York Post published an article on January 17, 2022 titled “Schumer to push doomed filibuster vote after debate Tuesday on voting reforms.” Florida Family Association launched one last email alert that encouraged people to send emails to urge moderate Democrat senators to oppose this legislation and oppose changing the 60 vote cloture rule. The senate voted 50—50 to approve the election bill but it failed to pass because 60 votes were required. The senate failed to approve the 60 vote cloture measure that followed.
Urged Soros backed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg to reverse his wrongful murder charges against store owner Jose Alba for defending himself against a violent career criminal. Soros backed Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg charged convenience store owner Jose Alba with second degree murder of Austin Simon. Simon attacked Jose Alba in Alba’s store. Alba defended himself with a box cutting knife that resulted in fatal injuries to Austin Simon. Florida Family Association joined in with many others, including the mayor of New York City, several council members and bodega leaders, to call on the DA to drop the murder charge. The Florida Family Association email alert gave subscribers a forum to easily send emails to encourage DA Bragg to drop the murder charge against Jose Alba. Florida Family Association subscribers sent close to 15,000 emails to DA Alvin Bragg’s office urging him to recognize the rights of crime victims to defend themselves by dropping charges against Jose Alba. DA Alvin Bragg dropped the charges against Jose Alba.
Countered the leftist censorship bias of GoFundMe. California based GoFundMe did not like consumers (including many Americans) donating $10 million to support the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Freedom Convoy. GoFundMe initially decided to steal the money and give it to charities of its choice which could have included Black Lives Matter and Antifa. GoFundMe allowed Black Lives Matter and Antifa to raise money on its platform. However, the company did not let Kyle Rittenhouse raise money for his legal defense. GoFundMe needed to hear from consumers that their leftist bias toward certain consumers is despicable and will not be tolerated. Florida Family Association sent out an email alert that encouraged people to send emails to express concern to GoFundMe officials regarding their leftist bias.
Influenced 266 out of 349 companies (76%) to stop advertising on The ReidOut. Joy Reid supports defund the police movement, defends Black Lives Matter riots, promotes reparations, advocates Critical Race Theory and disparages white people especially Christian white people. Joy Reid’s show on MSNBC epitomizes the harmful elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Reid is so prolific with anti-white hate speech that Tucker Carlson on Fox News calls her “the race lady.” The ReidOut’s host, sit in hosts and some contributors practice anti-white hate that is offensive, racist and likely inspires hate among some viewers of this show. Florida Family Association started contacting companies that advertised on The ReidOut show in November 2021. The companies that Stopped Advertising and the companies that Continued Advertising are listed at floridafamily.org. Florida Family Association cannot fight ALL of the anti-white woke racist shows but it can fight the worst one with ALL it has. Why is this campaign important? The ReidOut, Joy Reid on MSNBC, is one of the most racist and pro-Critical Race Theory shows on television. Florida Family Association's first objective is to successfully encourage these companies to stop advertising. However, the second objective which is just as important if not more important is that these companies need to know that there are many people, many consumers, who are adamantly opposed to Critical Race Theory and the Black Lives Matter movement. Many of these companies are embracing or considering Critical Race Theory in their own policies. Office emails and the emails from thousands of Florida Family Association supporters counter the leftist pressure on these companies to embrace Critical Race Theory. Apart from this campaign regarding, The ReidOut these companies may never receive a significant number of opposing comments regarding Critical Race Theory.
Influenced 1,936 out of 1,960 companies to stop advertising at HuffPost. HuffPost.com supports the Islamist political agenda and spews vitriolic propaganda that inspires leftist hate. HuffPost.com calls America’s military racists, fundraises for CAIR, defends the Muslim Brotherhood and publishes Islamist propaganda. HuffPost propaganda mocks, belittles and blames people who are concerned about radical Islam in a manner that impairs the willingness of some people to speak up for public safety. Islamophobia propaganda is the top tool Islamists use to influence Americans to ignore advancement of Sharia doctrine in America. Florida Family Association started sending emails in April 2016 to encourage the CEO and Marketing Vice President of companies that advertise at Huffpost.com to stop supporting the website's propaganda with its customers’ money. HuffPost’s new parent company BuzzFeed, who purchased HuffPost from Verizon, laid off 47 employees in March 2021 to stem a $20 million deficit. HuffPost CEO Jonah Peretti told staffers that HuffPost’s losses totaled around $20 million in 2020. “Though BuzzFeed is a profitable company, we don’t have the resources to support another two years of losses,” Peretti said. The two years Peretti spoke of ends in January 2023. So it appears that HuffPost has significantly amped up the number of new companies advertising because the cash BuzzFeed received from Verizon to help it get through two years of operations is running out. The race is on. And Florida Family Association is in that race devoting more hours than ever before to contacting companies that advertise at Huffpost.com. This project will continue in 2023.
Influenced 1,058 out of 1,066 companies to stop advertising at Aljazeera.com aka Al Jazeera America. Aljazeera.com is referred to as Al Jazeera America by web news feeds. Al Jazeera, whose leaders espouse hate for Israel, who showed disdain for Paris murder victims, is a news company that is owned by the non-democratic, monarch-styled emirate of Qatar. Qatar allowed wealthy citizens to financially support ISIS, supported the Muslim Brotherhood, backed the head of Hamas, espouses Islamic Sharia law and does not afford citizens freedom of the press. Eighty one percent of 38,000 respondents to an Al Jazeera survey said they support ISIS. Many of Al Jazeera's employees have actively supported al-Qaida, Hamas and other terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt demanded that Qatar take numerous steps to cut their support for terrorism including the closure of Al Jazeera. American companies that advertise with Aljazeera.com are giving United States consumer dollars to an Islamist-Sharia minded regime. FFA’s communications with advertisers informs Corporate America about Qatar’s history and Islamist public policy and educates corporate officials about Sharia law. FFA’s online campaigns to companies that are reluctant to stop advertising show Corporate America that there are many Americans who are very concerned about the Islamist political threat to American freedoms and way of life. This project will continue in 2023.
Is countering the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) sponsored federal legislation that would empower Sharia law in America. Democrat House Members unanimously voted to empower the Sharia law edict that prohibits criticism of Islam. On December 14, 2021, 219 democrats voted in favor of House Resolution 5665 which establishes the Office to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia and addresses related issues inside the U.S. Department of State. This is the culmination of over 20 years of work by the Global Islamic Movement to impose the Islamic Law of Slander on Americans. In Islam, Slander is a capital crime and is legally defined as to say anything about Islam/Muslims that a Muslim would "dislike." The bill was authored by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The entire Islamic world under the banner of the OIC - the largest voting block in the UN made up of every Islamic nation on earth - approved The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in 1990 and served it to the UN 3 years later. The Cairo Declaration legally defines "Human Rights" as the 'Imposition of Sharia' and the OIC's 2005 10-Year Plan calls for the criminalization of "Islamophobia" which is defined as " Slandering Islam." In 2021, 219 democrats have done the will of the Global Islamic Movement. The legislation, Combating International Islamophobia Act S3384, is now in the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign to encourage people to send emails to urge US Senate leaders and members of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to oppose the Combating International Islamophobia Act S3384. This campaign will continue in 2023
Is countering the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) lawsuit which seeks to invalidate the “No Fly List” which protects tens of millions of travelers. CAIR's lawsuit seeks to stop vital counter-terrorism measures that protect American travelers from terrorists and people who are closely tied to them. CAIR issued a news release in the fall of 2018 titled: “CAIR Files Broad Challenge to Watchlisting System, Including TSA's Quiet Skies Program.” CAIR’s press release on the filing of this lawsuit states: “Quiet Skies punishes those who—through family, community or the workplace— have relationships with individuals the federal government has designated as a ‘known or suspected terrorist.’” Florida Family Association launched an online campaign that allows people to send emails to urge the judge to make public safety the priority in this case. This campaign will continue in 2023.
Is countering Biden’s nomination of anti-public safety Muslim activist Nusrat Choudhury to be a federal judge. The US Senate Executive Calendar dated June 13, 2022 reports the full United States Senate will vote on item number 970 which is the nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury as a US District Court Judge. The official congressional record has yet to report a final vote on her nomination. Middle East Eye published an article titled “US Muslims react to Biden's nomination of first Muslim woman to be federal judge.” The article reports in part: “Muslims across the United States are celebrating President Joe Biden’s judicial nomination of Nusrat Choudhury, who, if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first Muslim woman to be appointed as a US federal judge. Choudhury, a Bangladeshi American among the eight nominees announced by the White House on 19 January, is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois, a position she has held since 2020. Before that, she served as the deputy director of the national ACLU’s racial justice program, following a stint as a senior staff attorney for the organization’s national security project, and was a Marvin M Karpatkin Fellow.” The Middle East Eye report states in part: She also challenged the No-Fly List of the US government, a database that agencies use to decide who is allowed to board flights. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign for people to send emails to encourage the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Nusrat Choudhury’s nomination because her strong bias makes her unfit to rule on important federal cases that could diminish public safety policies that protect millions of Americans. This campaign will continue in 2023
Florida Family Association airplane banner campaign that warned parents about LGBTQ revelry at Gay Day in the Magic Kingdom in 2011 thru 2014 continues to significantly reduce the impact of LGBTQ revelry on children. The first Saturday in June is typically the first Saturday during the summer break from school when parents take tens of thousands (10,000s) of children to the Magic Kingdom theme park. Starting in 1991 Disney World in Orlando Florida allowed thousands of homosexuals, lesbians and trans-genders to hold a coming out party with offensive revelry in the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of June. That all changed when Florida Family Association started flying airplane banners to warn parents about Gay Day at Disney.
The Florida Family Association team attended Gay Days at Disney World and took hundreds of photos. Florida Family Association issued a press release in June 1991 that contained photographs of dozens of drag queens that paraded up and down the streets of Disney World. Florida Family Association estimated and reported that nearly 1,800 cross dressers were flamboyantly exhibiting their weirdness at Gay Day 1991. This would never happen today, but 21 years ago all major news networks, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox reported on Florida Family Association’s findings. Disney officials took this to heart and banned cross dressers from Gay Day at Disney World 1992. Florida Family Association watched as Disney officials vigorously blocked cross dressers from entering the park and escorted people out of the park who wore normal cloths to get through the gate but changed into drag once inside.
For the next several years the Florida Family Association team attended Gay Day at Disney, took photos, issued reports, and launched email campaigns that called on Disney to stop allowing Gay Day Patrons to wear explicit sexual tee-shirts, openly demonstrate same-sex affection, and demonstrate their own queer entertainment in front of a captured audience of tens of thousands of children. Photos titled Photos from Gay Days at Disney prior to 2015 posted at floridafamily.org show behavior that Florida Family Association was urging Disney to stop from happening in front of tens of thousands of children.
However, Disney did not stop the offensive Gay Day behavior. The company claimed that Gay Day was a private event and that they had nothing to do with it. However, Florida Family Association documented evidence which refuted Disney’s claim which is reported at floridafamily.org
Florida Family Association strongly believed that it was important to warn families that were planning to spend the day at Disney World when Gay Day patrons were there in all of their revelry. Florida Family Association hired a company to fly several planes that warned people about Gay Day from 2011 through 2014 with banners that stated “Warning: Gay Day at Disney 6/1.” At one point three planes flew for four days prior to the event and the morning of to warn families with children. Florida Family Association donors provided close to $50,000 for this project.
The airplane banners influenced a huge drop in attendance and caused a large negative cloud over the event. A prominent and influential gay business leader in Central Florida criticized the LBGTQ revelry that takes place in the Magic Kingdom on Gay Days. He expressed disapproval of Gay Day patrons’ inappropriate behavior and attire in front of children and that Florida Family Association's airplane warning was rightfully pointing this out to families. Subsequently, leaders of Gay Day at Disney apparently reigned in the revelry at the Magic Kingdom.
GOOD NEWS!! The Florida Family Association team witnessed that LGBTQ revelry was significantly absent from Gay Days of 2014 and later with a huge drop in the wearing of red Gay Day T-shirts and an absence of personalized T-shirts with offensive words or photos and the absence of overt demonstration of same-sex affection in the Magic Kingdom where tens of thousands of children were in attendance. With all of the angst against Governor Ron DeSantis after he signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law, Florida Family Association expected to see a major LGBTQ demonstration at Gay Day at Disney on June 4, 2022. However, the Florida Family Association team found that Gay Day at Disney 2022 was still 95% tamer than it was in the years prior to the airplane banner campaign from 2011 through 2014.
It would have been optimal if Disney had stopped the Gay Day event altogether to preserve the sanctity of the Magic Kingdom aka “America’s playground for children.” However, the huge 95 % reduction in LGBTQ revelry works significantly towards the goal of protecting the innocence of children. Florida Family Association discontinued the banner warnings in 2015 because of the 95% reduction in LGBTQ revelry. A team goes to Gay Day at Disney each June to determine if the airplane banner warnings should resume in following years. Florida Family Association's four year campaign continues to be a success. A special thanks to all who gave so generously to support it.
Countered Disney employees’ woke attack on the innocence of children. Around the time that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law, Disney started making news to put its wokeness in high gear. The new law in part prohibits teaching kindergarten and first through third grade children about transgender and homosexual subjects. The vast majority of Floridians including Democrats support the bill’s goal of preventing the indoctrination of innocent children with concepts that are beyond their maturity. The New York Post published an article titled “Disney exec wants half its characters to be LGBTQIA, minorities by end of year.” Fox News published an article titled “Disney axes 'boys and girls' from all park greetings to promote inclusivity.” The article reports in part “The phrase 'Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls' was axed from Magic Kingdom's fireworks show last year." Christopher F. Rufo, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, reported on Tucker Carlson Tonight when asked the question about a meeting Rufo witnessed: “This is an organized meeting in response to Governor DeSantis’ legislation where Disney had assembled LGBTQIA activists that they have set up within the company and they said that they are deliberately trying to take programming that goes from even ages 2 to 7 years old and inject queerness into that programming.” Florida Family Association launched an online campaign for people to express concern to Disney Directors and officials regarding its apparent intentions to impact very young children with transgender and homosexual wokeness.
Countered Disney CEO’s misguided priority to patronize employees’ LGBTQ agenda over parents’ desire to protect the innocence of their children. The New York Post published an article on March 11, 2022 titled ‘I let you down’: Disney CEO apologizes over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ flap. The article states in part: “Disney CEO Bob Chapek issued a rare mea culpa Friday, following two weeks of criticism over the company’s response to Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. In full damage-control mode, Chapek said via a memo to staff: “Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was,” he wrote. “It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights.” He continued: “You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I let you down. I am sorry.” Florida Family Association launched an online campaign for people to send emails to challenge Disney CEO Bob Chapek to make the innocence of children the company’s top priority.
Countered Pizza Hut book club offer of drag performer book for kids. News Week published an article titled: Pizza Hut Slammed for Suggesting Drag Performer Book in Kids' Reading Club. The article reports in part: “Social media users slammed Pizza Hut this week on Twitter over its book club's latest reading suggestion that includes a drag performer book for kids. The restaurant's reading club Book It! Program, which targets grades PreK-6, has listed some books focusing on the LGBTQ community on its website in light of celebrating Pride Month, including Big Wig and Be Amazing: A History of Pride. Since 1984, Book It! has encouraged children across the country to read more as "schools across the nation and millions of children" participating in the six-month program each year, according to the program's Facebook page.” Kindergarten and elementary school kids are way too young to struggle with the concept of being transgender. Children are far too immature to choose a sexual preference for life especially when the overwhelming majority of kids who experiment choose to be straight. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign that encouraged people to send emails to urge parent company Yum Brands' officials to show respect for the innocence of children by discontinuing Big Wig and other books that push LGBTQ on young kids. Pizza Hut blocked criticism communicated to them via Twitter.
Countered leftist group’s attempt to have conservative congresswoman removed from the 2022 ballot. The leftist group called Free Speech for People sued the Georgia Secretary of State to have United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from the 2022 voter ballot. The law suit alleged that Greene violated a constitutional clause, that was added after the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s, to prohibit politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in "insurrection or rebellion" or "given aid or comfort" to the nation's enemies. Free Speech for People (LOL) filed a similar suit against Republican U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn. However, the challenge failed when a federal judge in North Carolina dismissed that suit on March 4. The Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, should not be the first state to invalidate a candidate based upon these outrageous leftist accusations. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) had not charged anyone with insurrection so how can anyone legally be challenged with abetting it. Political speech must be protected by the First Amendment especially for all candidates whose words will always find disagreement. Striking Greene from the ballot would have set a very dangerous precedent that would motivate more frivolous challenges and further erode voter confidence in the electoral process. Florida Family Association sent out an email alert that encouraged people to send emails to urge Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger not to invalidate the candidacy of Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Secretary declined to invalidate Greene’s candidacy.
Urged all members of the United States Senate to do something real for Americans like securing the southern border. Biden’s outrageously irresponsible policies regarding the southern border of the United States is threatening the public safety, health, welfare and way of life of every American. New US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data reports that 98 migrants on the terror watchlist were arrested while attempting to enter the United States illegally under Biden. Over 2.5 million illegal aliens have crossed over the southern border since Biden took office. Worse yet, an estimated 700,000 migrants crossed the southern border who did not encounter any official who could have determined if they were on the terror watchlist or had a criminal record or who were smuggling drugs. Florida Family Association sent out an email alert that encouraged people to send emails to urge most of the 100 United States Senators to do more than talk about how bad the border is by offering responsible legislation to protect the public safety, health, welfare and way of life of every American.
Challenged the NCAA to prohibit men from competing as women against women. NCAA is failing women, failing science, failing history and failing the truth by letting men compete athletically against women as Lia Thomas threatened to capture national female swimming records. Lia Thomas, a University of Pennsylvania man trying to be a woman, competed at the NCAA national swimming championship March 16 to 19 in the 100-, 200-, and 500-yard freestyle events. Thomas had come under even more scrutiny as his maleness made it possible for him to break NCAA national female swimming records. Lia Thomas came out publicly to respond to criticism on March 4, 2022 by saying “I am not a man. I am a woman.” National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) policy allowed males who underwent testosterone suppression to compete athletically as females. However, studies show that testosterone suppression does NOT make a level playing field for men to compete against women. Policy allowing males to compete athletically as females based on testosterone suppression does not change men into women nor make men physically equal to women. Florida Family Association launched two online campaigns to call on the NCAA to follow real science by requiring that biological males compete athletically as males not females and by reclassifying trans sports records out of the male and female athletic sports categories. The NCAA changed its policy regarding transgender athletes but not enough to stop the unfairness to real women.
Countered Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court was very likely to be approved (and was approved) by all 50 Democrat senators plus Vice President Harris. However, the impact that Judge Jackson’s extreme views will have on the values treasured by the majority of Americans for decades to come necessitated the need for citizens to still express concern to United States Senators. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: temporarily blocked the Trump administration from expanding expedited removal of illegal aliens from the country; serves on the board of Georgetown Day School, which promotes books by originators of Critical Race Theory; as a private attorney defended 911 terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay; refused to define the word “woman”; average sentencing for child porn cases was 48% less than what prosecutors asked for in all cases allowing judicial discretion and failed to provide any answers as to her judicial philosophy. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign that encouraged people to send emails to all 100 United States Senators to remind them of Jackson’s far left, progressive philosophy.
Prepared and launched numerous other online and postcard campaigns that are not reported in this annual summary. Florida Family Association continues to provide an online forum where tens of thousands of traditional value, patriotic Americans voice their concerns to Corporate America, Elected Officials and Judges regarding issues that affect them. Supporters send millions of emails each year to various officials in response to Florida Family Association email alert campaigns. Hundreds of thousands of emails are sent out each month by supporters that educate corporate and elected officials on important issues and influence their policies and positions. Your support is the reason why we keep winning some of these important battles. Thank you for standing with us.
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