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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.

Our best chance to ban fracking in Florida

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 9:32am
After years of growing grassroots pressure, we have an amazing opportunity to protect Florida’s environment, drinking water, and public health for generations to come.Tags: Fracking

Video Exposes Florida’s Anti-Abortion Fake Clinics

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 5:29pm
In the week that marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Progress Florida launched a new short video that exposes Florida fake clinics, sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers or CPCs.

Best of the Blogs: Share of Troubles

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 8:48am
Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 1-11-19. Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida's popular free Daily Clips service.Tags: Best Of The BlogsProgress Florida

"I don't think they care...it's scary."

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 9:09am
This past week the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times published a shocking investigative news story on Rick Scott’s Department of Health and how they delayed for months notifying Floridians their well water had been contaminated with dangerous cancer-causing chemicals.Tags: Florida Department of HealthWaterMiami HeraldRick ScottAshley MoodyEnvironmental Protection AgencyUS Attorney General

DeSantis remaking Supreme Court with no African American representation for first time in decades

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 9:19am
“The current system has clearly failed to reflect the nonpartisan, diverse, and qualified judiciary the people of Florida want and deserve,” said Trelvis Randolph, General Counsel of the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP. “Gov. DeSantis has the opportunity to begin to right this injustice and set Florida up for a brighter future.”