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In It to Win It

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Mon Jun 10, 2024, 08:22 PM Jun 10

Florida abortion amendment raises nearly $12M in April and May, including $20K from Judy Blume


The campaign for the Amendment 4 abortion rights ballot issue raised nearly $12 million in two months.

Florida currently has a six-week abortion ban that took effect last month. A grassroots effort successfully got language on the ballot this November that would protect abortion rights from state limitations.

“Floridians are already reeling from the devastating impacts of the May 1 implementation of Florida’s extreme abortion ban. Seeing increased financial support for the Yes on 4 effort provides us a glimmer of hope,” said Lauren Brenzel, Campaign Director for the Yes On 4 Campaign.

Floridians Protecting Freedom said it had received money from more than 11,000 individual donors, with about 70% coming from Florida for the period of April and May. So far, the campaign has raised nearly $32 million.

Some of the biggest contributors, however, were from out of state. The San Francisco-based left-leaning Tides Foundation gave $2.8 million — the top donation. Other major donors included Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union.

But author Judy Blume, famous for “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” donated $20,000. Blume, who lives in Key West, is known for her activism on progressive issues, including fighting book bans.
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