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Silencing Florida voters

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 9:43am
Since 1968, Floridians have organized, put on the ballot, and voted to pass constitutional amendments to improve our state when the Florida Legislature refused to act. Now, some members of the GOP leadership in the legislature want to make it nearly impossible for anyone other than the legislature or the very wealthy to bring constitutional amendments before Florida voters.Tags: Florida ConstitutionCitizen InitiativesConstitutional AmendmentsFlorida LegislatureSB 1794HB 7037Direct Democracy

Stand up for affordable housing in Florida

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 7:02pm
Florida lawmakers keep raiding affordable housing funds to help finance tax giveaways to powerful and politically connected corporations and other wealthy campaign donors, while Florida families fall further behind.Tags: Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust FundFlorida LegislatureSB 306

Stop this attack on Florida's LGBTQ community

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 8:31am
In a surprise and unconscionable move, the Florida Legislature’s House Health Quality Subcommittee has decided to consider legislation that would criminalize doctors for providing life-saving care to transgender youth.Tags: HB 1365LGBTQTransgenderTrans Youth

Stop ruining local democracy in Florida

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:10am
At almost every turn, the leadership of the Florida Legislature has undermined local communities by passing regressive laws overruling local government action. Why? Because corporate special interests told them to. Tags: PreemptionLocal DemocracyHB 6065SB 1520Minimum WageEarned Sick Time

Progressives push back against Gov. DeSantis’ State of the State with "The People’s Response"

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 4:45pm
Progressive lawmakers and advocates today provided a “people’s response” to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address. The group unveiled their Sunrise Agenda to build a Florida that works for all Floridians, not just the wealthy and well connected.

Rally for Florida's public schools on Monday

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:00pm
For too long, Florida's public schools have been subject to chronic underfunding, over-testing, and relentless efforts to turn over our local schools to private and unaccountable corporations.Tags: Take On TallahasseeTeachersPublic Education

Your anti-fracking petitions delivered!

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:50pm
Today, I was proud to help deliver your petition along with nearly 20,000 others calling for a law banning fracking in Florida to the offices of Gov. DeSantis, Florida Senate President Galvano, and Florida House Speaker Oliva. It was our holiday gift to the governor and legislative leadership, complete with a chorus of anti-fracking carols!Tags: FrackingFloridians Against FrackingRon DeSantisBill GalvanoJose OlivaFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Local democracy under attack

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:29am
Putting big campaign contributions ahead of good policy, conservative legislators work overtime to pass “preemption” laws to block local rules designed to protect workers, the environment, and public safety. Progressive state legislators will be on Twitter tonight from 6-7pm to answer your questions about protecting local democracy in Florida this upcoming legislative session.Tags: PreemptionLocal ControlTwitter Town HallAnna EskamaniEvan Jenne

No Build! Rural Toll Roads Must Be Stopped

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 1:55pm
A new coalition of fifty-five (55) organizations and businesses, the No Roads to Ruin Coalition (NRTR) announced today a statewide campaign devoted to stopping Senate President Bill Galvano’s unneeded and costly plan for 300 plus miles of new toll roads.

Fight the Roads to Ruin toll roads plan at the Capitol

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:29am
It’s going to take a grassroots coalition of Floridians from across the state to stop this corporate special interest-driven disaster. That’s why we’re proud to be a part of the newly-formed No Roads To Ruin Coalition!Tags: Roads To RuinToll Roads

Pick the right battles

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:31pm
I’m sure I'm not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say this is a big moment in our nation’s history. Trumpism, and the increasing power of corporate money and influence threatens the future of representative democracy in our state and our country.Tags: GIving Tuesday

A Florida we're thankful to fight for

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:13am
As we prepare to gather with family and friends to give thanks before the rush of the holidays, we wanted to start by thanking wonderful Progress Florida supporters like you.Tags: ThanksgivingGIving Tuesday

Stop DeSantis’ dirty drilling deal

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 9:14am
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is poised to approve new, dirty, and dangerous onshore oil drilling in the Florida Panhandle that could contaminate the drinking water for millions of Floridians across the state.

Fast tracked: a big attack on reproductive freedom

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 1:04pm
The extreme right in the Florida Legislature is once again on the attack against reproductive freedom. With a Trojan Horse of a bill, they are scheming to end reproductive freedom in Florida by ushering in what is deceptively packaged as a family friendly measure.Tags: Reproductive FreedomHB 265SB 404Forced Parental ConsentFlorida Supreme CourtAbortionRightsRon DeSantis