Home | Contact |
Subscribe to Progress Florida feed
Updated: 1 hour 20 min ago

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

Florida Legislature thwarting the will of voters

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:37pm
Florida’s Amendment 4 – which voters overwhelmingly passed to restore the eligibility to vote to 1.4 million people with a past felony conviction — is in danger.Tags: Amendment 4Voting Rights

Stop this assault on marine life

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:03am
There’s growing resistance to the Trump administration’s reckless plan to open the Atlantic Coast to dangerous seismic airgun blasting, the precursor to offshore oil drilling, and we have a real chance to stop it.Tags: Seismic TestingAshley MoodyBig Oil

Another day, another attack on abortion access

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 7:01pm
Urge your state legislators to reject Senator Stargel’s and Rep. Grall’s attempt to push more restrictions on young women, jeopardizing their health.Tags: Reproductive FreedomAbortionErin GrallKelli StargelSB 1774HB 1335

This is Rick Scott's voucher scheme...on steroids

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate leaders are pushing a massive, unconstitutional private school voucher scheme that will siphon even more tax dollars away from Florida’s cash-strapped public schools to largely unaccountable and often scandal-plagued private school companies.Tags: Ron DeSantisPrivate School VouchersSPB 7070

Progressives counter Gov. DeSantis’ State of the State with “The People’s Response”

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 1:57pm
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. Sister events were held in West Palm Beach, Miami and Orlando.