UPDATED - 4/19/2010

Among the diverse array of groups opposing the legislation are Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Interfaith Alliance, the League of Women Voters of Florida, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Florida (UULMF), Union for Reform Judaism, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) - State of Florida Public Affairs Network, Florida Public Interest Research Group (Florida PIRG), AJC (American Jewish Committee) - Dade/Broward, Palm Beach County, and West Coast Florida Offices, Florida PTA, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Florida Education Association (FEA), Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, and People for the American Way. Several individual clergy members have also voiced opposition to the measures.

April 16, 2010

Brandon Hensler, Director of Communications, (786) 363-2737 or media@aclufl.org

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and other organizations will hold a joint news conference Monday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. to voice opposition to SJR 2500 and HJR 1399, which if passed, would eliminate Florida’s 130-year-old “no aid” provision.

These proposals claim to prevent religious discrimination in Florida, which is in fact already prohibited by the Florida Constitution, and state and federal laws. A broad spectrum of organizations has come together – for different reasons – to oppose this harmful proposal.

WHEN:   Monday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Capitol, 4th Floor Rotunda
WHO:    ACLU of Florida
              Anti-Defamation League
              Americans United For Separation of Church and State
              Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
              Florida Education Association

About the ACLU of Florida
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