PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Visits Citrus County on ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour’ to Highlight His Actions to Protect Florida’s Families

August 15, 2023

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla.—Today, Senator Rick Scott visited Lecanto for a roundtable as part of his ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour’ to highlight his legislative priorities and actions to protect Florida kids and families. Throughout this week and last, Senator Scott has visited cities across Florida to hear from families and local leaders about making Washington work to keep families safe and ensure Florida is the best state to work, go to school, visit and raise a family. See more from his Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour stops in Pensacola, Ruskin, Fleming Island, DeLand, West Palm Beach, and North Miami Beach HERE.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Parents know what is best for their children and keeping them safe is my top priority. I am thankful for the opportunity to travel to Citrus County and hear from parents and law enforcement about keeping kids safe, as well as tour their Emergency Operations Center to see how they get prepared so Florida families are taken care of—especially during Hurricane season.
“Unfortunately, across Florida and the U.S. the fentanyl crisis continues to rage, AI has started to creep into our kids’ lives, the border is wide open and I hear from parents that they’re constantly worried about their children—it is time to act. That is why I have introduced extensive legislation such as my UPDATED USPS Act and Opioid RADAR Act to combat the fentanyl crisis, and my School Guardian Act and Luke and Alex School Safety Act to bolster school safety measures. We need to build a world that they are safe to grow up and go to school in, and I am fighting to give parents the comfort of waking up, dropping their kids off at school and feeling reassured that they will return home every single day. We can all agree we must do everything we can to keep our kids safe at school, home and online. We’ve made progress, but I won’t stop fighting until we get this all done.”
Read more about Senator Scott’s proposals HERE.