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Statement on Gov. DeSantis’ forced resignation of Judicial Nominating Commission chair Alan Landman

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:22pm
"When politicians are picking their voters instead of the other way around, they call it gerrymandering. So, what do you call it when a politician picks the judge for his nominating commission to nominate? I’ll tell you what you don’t call it and that’s judicial independence."

2019 “People First” Report Card for Florida Lawmakers Released

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 8:14am
Progress Florida today unveiled its 2019 “People First” Report Card grading lawmakers on many of the most prominent votes they cast during the past legislative session. The grades take into account votes across a wide range of issues, helping Floridians discern if their representatives and senators in Tallahassee are fighting on their behalf – or are instead serving powerful corporate special interests and ideological extremism.

Activists in St. Petersburg to join national Day of Action in opposition to abortion bans

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:31am
The local Tampa Bay movement for reproductive freedom and justice is ramping up following Alabama’s passage of a total ban on abortion last week, and as a wave of other extreme laws stripping reproductive freedom sweeps the country — from Georgia to Ohio to Missouri to Texas.

Rally in St. Pete against the Billionaire Blvd Toll Roads

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 2:37pm

Join us and our many allies tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at Williams Park in downtown St. Pete as we rally to persuade Gov. DeSantis to VETO the Billionaire Boulevard Bill (SB 7068). This asphalt industry backed legislation opens the door to allowing three new tollroads through Florida’s largest remaining swaths of rural, wild, agricultural and undeveloped lands. Together, we'll tell the governor to STOP this disastrous plan for hundreds of miles of new toll roads that will destroy critical wildlife corridors, degrade waterways, and replace our countryside with out of control urban sprawl.

Tags: Ron DeSantisBillionaire BoulevardSB 7068Toll Roads

Call Gov. DeSantis: Veto The Billionaire Boulevard

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:30am
The Billionaire Boulevard bill is heading to Gov. DeSantis's desk as I write this. Let’s stop this unconscionable waste of taxpayer dollars to build environmentally destructive toll roads through rural Florida. Call Gov. DeSantis right now at 850-717-9337 and urge him to veto the Billionaire Boulevard.Tags: Ron DeSantisBillionaire BouelvardSB 7068Environment

Stop Florida's "Billionaire Boulevard"

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 8:02am
Billionaire land developers are looking to cash in on their big campaign contributions to Florida’s legislative leaders.Tags: Billionaire BoulevardThomas PeterffyBill GalvanoToll RoadsFlorida Phoenix

Abortion rights under attack; time to act

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 1:58pm
Every Floridian, including young Floridians, deserve autonomy in reproductive health care decisions. On Wednesday, the entire Florida House of Representatives will be voting on a law aimed at compromising just that, by adding indefensible barriers for young women needing access to abortion.Tags: HB 1335Reproductive FreedomAbortionFlorida Legislature

Save the Voters' Voice

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:24pm
The most powerful special interests in our state, and the legislators that do their bidding, hate that Floridians can directly amend our Constitution on Election Day. Urge your state representative and senator to oppose the Anti-Voter Initiative bills that make it harder for Floridians to participate in our democracy.Tags: Direct DemocracyBallot InitiativesAnti-Voter Initative BillsHB 7111SPB 7096