Since the release of our 88th Legislative Session House Scorecard, we have been asked by many supporters for a brief overview of how we finalized these scores.
Each State Representative or Senator began on equal footing with a zero score. From there, we analyzed action on every bill filed, heard and voted on in committee, and debated and amended on the floor. Extra points were added or deducted, as applicable, for other specific efforts such as speaking for or against a bill on the floor, sponsoring a bill from the other chamber or speaking at our Freedom Fight in January.
Every State Representative or Senator had the opportunity to be exceptional by filing one or more protective bills; accepting our invitation to join their colleagues at the Freedom Fight; following our official guidance on each medical liberty bill (provided to them in the form of one-pagers and one-on-one communication); listening to the feedback they receive from constituents who participate in our Action Alerts and voting accordingly; or simply being vocal when it mattered.
While we have been told by numerous State Representatives and Senators and their staff that they are “with us”, being anti-mandate simply isn’t enough anymore. Campaign promises and words of support spoken in hushed tones in the hallways of the Capitol don’t move the needle on medical privacy and informed consent, and they certainly don’t get us closer to eliminating the high probability of the next pandemic involving even more tyrannical overreach.
Put simply, TFVC expects bold support where and when it matters most. TFVC supporters need champions willing to voice their support when bad bills come to the floor and to work diligently, on record, to advance medical liberty.
Note: At the bottom of the linked Google Sheet, you will find three tabs: Scoring Key, House, and Senate.