Action Alert: Town Hall Meetings in Your Area on Casino Expansion & Common Core


Local hearings to be held on the expansion of Casino Gambling and or Common Core education curriculum in Davie, Coconut Creek, Tampa, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola. Wear RED as a sign of solidarity and to say STOP these policies. Details below:

Now is the time to tell government decision making officials that Floridians oppose destination casinos and common core! The Legislature is taking public comment on two of the hottest issues in Florida. Would you organize your neighbors, your church or your community and take this opportunity to tell them how you feel about common core and destination casinos? Or just attend yourself and meet others who oppose these issues.

Florida Dept. of Education Hearings on Common Core

Tuesday, October 15th, 5pm-8pm
Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus
4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33614
Student Services Building, Auditorium, Room 111

Wednesday, October 16th, 5pm-8pm
Broward College, Davie Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL
Bailey Concert Hall, Building 4

Thursday, October 17th, 5pm-8pm
Tallahassee Community College
1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education Auditorium

Florida Senate Gaming Committee Hearings on so called “Destination Casinos”

Wednesday, October 23rd, 4pm-7pm
Broward College, North Campus OMNI Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Wednesday, October 30th, 3pm-6pm
George Jenkins High School -Auditorium
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813

Thursday, November 14th, 1:30pm-4:30pm
WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504

Friday, November 15th, 2pm-5pm
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Downtown Campus
101 W. State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Advanced Technology Center

Join the Florida Family Policy Council to stop destination casinos and Common Core. Do these three things today:

  1. Get the word out. Forward this e-mail, share this information at your local club meeting, write a letter to the editor, share this on Facebook and social media. Invite people to these meetings!
  2. Attend a town meeting. Would you like to attend to show just support and or speak for three minutes, just show up and wear RED. Every role is crucial and necessary! Let us know what capacity you can fill and FFPC will equip you to get the message to our legislators. Please contact our Legislative Assistant if you wish to organize a group to attend a hearing or for more information: Sara Johnson, 850-567-8143,
  3. Educate yourself on these issues. Clink on the links below for more information:

Common Core information:
Florida Stop Common Core Coalition
Education Liberty Watch
Heritage Foundation

Information on destination casinos:
No Casinos
Casino Watch
Stop Predatory Gambling

We are in Tallahassee fighting these issues; thank you for fighting them in your community! We couldn’t do this without your partnership and continued support. Thank you for your faithfulness to the families of Florida!

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