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The LIBRE Initiative Praises House Action on Education Bill after Testifying in Favor of Effort

(Tallahassee, FL) – Yesterday, Cesar Grajales, Florida Coalitions Director of The LIBRE Initiative, testified before the House Committee on Education, in support of Education Bill PCB EDC 19-01. Additionally, the Committee passed this bill, which would help improve opportunities for Florida K-12 students. This measure would create the Family Empowerment Scholarship, a scholarship that will provide greater educational freedom opportunities to Florida families.

Cesar Grajales, The LIBRE Initiative-FL Coalitions Director, released the following statement:

We applaud the members of the Committee for taking the right steps and fighting to empower Florida families by approving PCB EDC 19-01. The creation of a Family Empowerment Scholarship would provide more families in Florida the opportunity to select the educational pathway that meets their child’s unique needs and unleashes their extraordinary potential. Reforms like this would also help to alleviate the wait-list for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.

We believe that empowering Florida families with greater educational freedom is critical to providing students the opportunity to discover, develop, and apply their talents in order to find fulfillment and success in their lives.

We encourage all lawmakers to support this legislation when it goes before the full House for a vote.”

For interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4433