Action Alert: Don’t Let Your Voice Be Drowned Out, Speak Up For SB 282 and HB 7!

 Action Alert: SB 282 and HB 7 Need Your Voice Now More Than Ever Before!


During the 2014 Florida legislative session, HB 7 and SB 282 have made incredible strides towards becoming a reality. Now that progress is being threatened by a very vocal minority that have urged your representatives to vote against the bill. With so many young lives at stake, none of us can afford to wait on the sidelines any longer.

There are approximately 20,000 legally residing children who currently must wait FIVE years before they are allowed access to Florida KidCare. In that time, these families must attempt the impossible task of avoiding all illness or providing their child with quality health care. Unfortunately, the consequences of the five year wait are as unavoidable as they are devastating. These children are less likely to see a doctor, far more likely to have unmet medical needs, and significantly more likely to miss several days of school. Setbacks which don’t allow for kids to reach their full potential during these crucial years of development.

Join KidsWell Florida and take action on behalf of approx. 20,000 innocent children who are legally present in Florida. Click here to send an email to your legislator and ask them to act in the best interest of these kids.

Right now, neither HB 7 nor SB 282 is slated to be heard or considered. The onus remains with the Florida House and Senate leadership to agenda the issue and ultimately pass it into law. However, the responsibility of pressuring these legislators to act falls to you and me.

This week, Florida’s elected leaders have returned to their districts for a break from session. It will never be easier to make sure your voice gets heard. You can call or visit their local office, or click here to send an instant email in support of HB 7 and SB 282.

Don’t wait to act while 20,000 deserving children continue to wait for the care they need!

Senate President Don Gaetz
District Office: 4300 Legendary Drive, Suite 230
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 897-5747
House Speaker Will Weatherford
District Office: 28963 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-3218
Phone: (813) 558-5115
House Appropriations Chair Seth McKeel
District Office: 4250 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4
Lakeland, FL 33813-1670
Phone: (863) 647-4896
Senate Appropriations Chair Joe Negron
District Office: 3500 SW Corporate Parkway, Suite 204
Palm City, FL 34990
Phone: (772) 219-1665



  • Click here to watch our YouTube video and learn more about SB 282 and HB 7
  • Visit our website and join KidsWell Florida’s subscription list!
  • KidsWell Florida is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us / “Like” us and help us spread information, receive notice about calls to action and other important updates on this issue.
  • Download these talking points (English and Spanish) to share or use when you contact or speak with your legislative contacts and community leaders.
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