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Did your legislator get an A...or an F?

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 8:14am
In the 2020 Florida legislative session, who did your state legislators stand up for? Did they cast their votes on behalf of the people...or powerful special interests? Find out with our just released People First Report Card. Tags: People First Report CardFlorida Legislature

2020 “People First” Report Card for Florida Lawmakers Released

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 8:12am
Progress Florida today unveiled its 2020 “People First” Report Card grading lawmakers on many of the most prominent floor votes cast during the 2020 legislative session. The grades took into account votes across a wide spectrum of issues, giving Floridians a valuable tool for discerning if their representatives in Tallahassee are fighting to put people first, or powerful special interests.

Vote like your life depends on it

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:41pm
As we gear up for November in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, we want to make sure Floridians can vote without any obstacles. That’s why we created a one stop shop to make voting in Florida secure, convenient, and easy at MakeAPlanToVote.com.Tags: Make A Plan To VoteVote By MailAbsentee VotingCoronavirusCOVID-192020 ElectionElections

Tell Gov. DeSantis: Fix this "sh-- sandwich"

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 3:36pm
In 2011, then-Governor Rick Scott and his allies in the state legislature gutted Florida's Unemployment Insurance system. Thanks to their actions, Florida has some of the weakest unemployment benefits and strictest eligibility rules in the nation.Tags: Unemployment InsuranceRick ScottRon DeSantisDepartment of Economic Opportunity

5 ways to stay engaged while stuck at home

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 9:14am
Just because we’re stuck at home and dealing with new challenges doesn’t mean we can’t still make a difference. Please take a few minutes to do one or more of these five things and then share this video to help others take action themselves.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19QuarantineMake A Plan To VoteDaily ClipsPeople First Report Card

Health care workers need protection NOW

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:33am
Health care workers here in Florida and across the nation are fighting to bring this coronavirus outbreak under control and protect the health of millions of Americans. We must have their back. Take action and call your member of Congress at 844-898-1199.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-191199 SEIUPPEPersonal Protection EquipmentMedicaidHealthcarePaid LeaveChildcare

Everyone who needs a test should get a test

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 5:30pm
Join us in sending a message to Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, telling him to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test in the next seven days. Send your message now.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Coronavirus TestingBrett GiroirCDC

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