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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

Campaign on self-managed abortion medication launched

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 9:08am
Progress Florida Education Institute has launched a social media campaign in both English and Spanish to educate Floridians about self-managed abortion using medication. The centerpiece of the campaign is a nearly six-figure ad buy on Facebook featuring three short videos as well as an accompanying self-managed abortion website.

The attack starts on Tuesday

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:45pm
The anti-abortion movement is fired up: they’ve been racking up win after win in our neighboring states and now they have their sights set on our Florida. Tags: Parental ConsentAbortionAbortion RightsReproductive Freedom

Trump is funding fake clinics

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:00pm

There’s a bait and switch going on, spearheaded by anti-abortion extremists at the highest levels of government.

Tags: Reproductive FreedomTitle XObriaDonald TrumpTrump Administration