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MISSION OF THE MEDIA COMMITTEE
The mission of our Media Committee is to educate the media and public about the facts surrounding sex offense issues. The Media Committee is working to reform the laws governing people required to register as sex offenders in Florida so that legislation is in accordance with empirical evidence and practices that truly protect our children and the public.
MEDIA COMMITTEE DUTIES
Members on the Media Committee strive to reach this goal by working on one or more of the following:
- Monitor media outlets.
- Comment on news articles either by commending the journalist on their article, correcting misinformation stated in the article through the use of research-based facts, or building on the theme of the article to include comments about the punitiveness of the registry.
- Write “Letters to the Editor”.
- Write Op-Eds.
- Write News Releases.
- Post appropriate articles at the FAC website.
- Establish relationships with journalists.
Can you help the FAC Media Committee?
If you would like to be a volunteer on the Media Committee, please contact us at [email protected] or 833-273-7325.
Resources for Writing Letters & Comments
Articles and Studies Containing Research
Please consider checking out the official Florida Action Committee YouTube channel.
Boy Scouts of America still a safe place for boys (FAC Featured)
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Miami-Herald: FAC Opinion Published
An opinion piece in response to a recent article in the Miami Herald was published today. The text of the response and an image of the article as it appeared are below. Your December 31, 2018 article, “Report: Number of sex offenders living in Florida is growing.”...
Is de-listing sex offenders even possible? Lawsuit claims it is
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Must Watch: FAC gets mention on ABC7
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The challenge of elderly sex offenders
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