Tag: John Stemberger
A man holds a sign as community members walk around Vander Veer Park during a march following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 26, 2022, in Davenport, Iowa. Democrats and their aligned groups raised more than $80 million in the week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. The flood of cash offers one of the first tangible signs of how the ruling may energize voters. (Nikos Frazier/Quad City Times via AP)

Guest AuthorAugust 15, 2018
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Florida gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam’s campaign has come under fire over his support from the National Rifle Association, with Putnam infamously referring to himself as a “proud NRA sellout.” Now that he has accepted the endorsement of the anti-LGBT Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), Putnam can add “proud hate group sellout” to his resume. Rep. Frank White, a Republican candidate […]

Jacob OglesAugust 4, 2018
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Pro-life leader John Stemberger threw his support behind Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for Florida’s next agriculture commissioner. Stemberger, president and general counsel for Florida Family Action, mentioned both Caldwell’s personal history and political background when announcing the endorsement. “Matt Caldwell is the son of a pastor and a 7th generation Floridian […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 2, 2018
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State Rep. Frank White earned the endorsement of John Stemberger, president of the Christian conservative Florida Family Action group, Thursday in the GOP primary race for attorney general. White and his opponent, retired Hillsborough judge Ashley Moody, both vied for the endorsement. “Our FFA Board of Directors had the opportunity to interview both candidates privately and I personally […]

Scott PowersJune 20, 2018
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Republican Adam Putnam received the backing of John Stemberger‘s staunchly-Christian-conservative Florida Family Action as a “distinct honor and privilege” and spoke at least generally about supporting the group’s hardline anti-abortion positions. At a news conference with board leaders of Florida Family Action and others at Stemberger’s office in Orlando Wednesday, Putnam also stressed his support […]

Scott PowersJune 19, 2018
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John Stemberger and the political arm of his Florida Family Policy Council have called a news conference Wednesday with Adam Putnam — presumably to endorse the Republican’s run for governor. Florida Family Action, the 501[c][4] supporting the political work of the Florida Family Policy Council, has set the event with Putnam at Stemberger’s Orlando law office […]

Drew WilsonMarch 21, 2018
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The Constitution Revision Commission on Tuesday withdrew from consideration a controversial change to Florida’s privacy laws, much to the delight of pro-choice and privacy rights advocates. Proposal 22, sponsored by Commissioner John Stemberger and drafted by former Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell, sought to change the privacy provision already found in the state constitution in a way many have […]

Scott PowersFebruary 20, 2018
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Guns, greyhounds, and privacy. Two of the three most commonly- and passionately-discussed topics at Monday’s first public hearing for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed amendments weren’t even among the 37 active propositions. Yet dozens of speakers at the Maxwell C. King Center in Melbourne Monday spoke of their desire to see a Florida Constitution […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 30, 2018
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Legislation aimed at reducing the divorce rate by having couples read a marriage guide before their nuptials is making its way through the Legislature — though at least one Democrat has raised concerns about conservative ideology tainting the document. The “Healthy Marriage Guide” (HB 1323) is sponsored in the House by Republicans Clay Yarborough of Jacksonville […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 25, 2018
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A proposed Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) amendment on “privacy” for the 2018 ballot could unravel protections guaranteed to Floridians, according to one of the lawmakers who wrote the state’s 1980 privacy amendment. The proposal, sponsored by Constitution Revision Commissioner John Stemberger and drafted by former Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell, would add 10 words to […]


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