April 11, 2014

Dear Representatives: On behalf of more than 150,000 Americans for Prosperity-Florida activists, I urge you to support H.B. 7167, regarding Educational Choice, when it comes to the floor for a vote today. This vote will be recorded in our 2014 legislative scorecard. H.B. 7167 will allow parents to have greater input in the education of their children. It is vital to the future success of our students that they are given the necessary tools to succeed, and not limited by a one-size-fits-all approach to education. This good bill addresses two important student groups – low income students and students with disabilities – and provides them with access to schools that will better serve their individual needs. Florida’s tax credit scholarship program has a proven track record of student achievement and cost savings to the state, saving the taxpayers $1.44 for every private dollar contributed. Allowing more of Florida’s families to access this program is a win-win for all Floridians. Giving Florida’s students access to the education options that will allow them to flourish is one of the most important things you can do as legislators. H.B. 7167 will do just that, and provide students with greater opportunity for educational success. Again, I urge you to vote in favor of H.B. 7167. Sincerely,

Abigail MacIver Florida Director of Policy Americans for Prosperity Cc: Senate President Don Gaetz Senator Kelli Stargel Senator Bill Galvano