In the aftermath of hurricane Irma, and at a time when we are told we are a nation divided, we witnessed some of the very best of America. From neighbor helping neighbor to those who traveled across the country to help a stranger, there is no shortage of those who deserve our thanks.
As you gather with family and friends, here are some favorite holiday traditions from your Florida House family. Happy Thanksgiving! Heather Fitzenhagen Barrington Russell Randy Fine Matt Willhite Michael Grant for State House Byron Donalds Erin Grall, Florida State Representative, District 54 Dane Eagle Jayer Williamson Holly Raschein Scott Plakon
Studies show that students who are exposed to a traumatic event experience increased absences and decreased academic performance. The Hope Scholarship Program creates a pathway for students who are subjected to an act of violence or abuse at school to pursue their education with hope, dignity and an opportunity for success. Every student deserves access to a safe environment and a world class education.
"... It gives children hope and dignity. It says all children deserve a world class education.”
-Speaker Richard Corcoran
Watch our latest video, "Hope has Arrived", to learn more about the transformative legislation Governor Rick Scott signed into law today.
240 years ago, the Continental Congress approved the design for our national flag. Today we also celebrate the birthday of the United States Army! We're thankful to all the men and women who have answered the call to defend our nation for the past 242 years.