Stifles freedom of expression online by requiring all users, including adults, to verify their age by providing a photoID or other age-verification documentation before using existing social media accounts or opening new ones.
Florida's 2024 legislative session officially begins on January 9, 2024, and ends sixty days later on March 8, 2024.
During this legislative session, we will continue to fight against ongoing efforts to take away Floridians’ rights and freedoms such as the escalating assault on free speech, reproductive freedom, and access to voting. We continue to push for reforms that increase justice for Floridians, including voting rights, free speech, immigrants’ rights, reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice.
Each year, the ACLU of Florida reviews thousands of bills introduced in the Florida Legislature for civil liberties implications, identifying those bills that we are going to advocate for or against and developing strategies accordingly. We educate legislators and the public about ACLU positions, draft legislation on priority issues, lobby on bills affecting civil liberties, testify or arrange for testimony on bills, and build coalitions to pursue pro-active legislative initiatives or battle anti-civil liberties legislation.
For the past several years, we have seen lawmakers fail to focus on what Floridians need - affordable housing, livable wages, health care, quality education, and employment opportunities. Instead, they have pushed through legislation that harms Floridians and further restricts their constitutional rights. All while further consolidating the power of the Governor at the expense of Floridians’ freedoms and our democracy.
We need your support and your advocacy to help resist the attacks on our freedoms and the drift toward authoritarianism that has characterized too much policymaking in Tallahassee.
The ACLU of Florida is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening all Floridians' civil rights and liberties. As a nonprofit membership organization with over 50,000 members and 500,000 supporters in Florida and more than 1.8 million supporters nationwide, we advance this mission through litigation, advocacy, and education.
Visit our webpage to read about our 2024 legislative priorities.
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We are monitoring hundreds of bills that span the breadth of the ACLU’s policy concerns. Below are the priority bills that we will be tracking throughout this legislative session.