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Best of the Blogs: In Response

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:21am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 12-1-17
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RicksRecession.com Shines Spotlight On Half Of Florida's Counties Still In Recession

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 9:05am

As Rick Scott enters his final legislative session, For Florida’s Future, a working families advocacy group, is launching RicksRecession.com, a new website highlighting the majority of counties still mired in a recession, and the nearly half of households in Florida who qualify as working poor.

It's now or never in Florida

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:04am

Not in recent memory has Florida faced more challenges (or opportunities) than it does right now. Make a contribution today as part of #GivingTuesday and fuel the fight to win big progressive victories in 2018.

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Best of the Blogs: The Eyes Have It

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:55am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 11-17-17
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Today, vote Kriseman for St. Pete Mayor!

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:48am

It’s no stretch to say the future of St. Pete hinges on today’s Mayoral Election. With polls showing a razor-thin margin every vote is critical, so if you haven’t already, I’m urging you to join me by casting your ballot today in support of Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Tags: Rick KrisemanSt. PetersburgSt. Petersburg Mayoral Election2017 Municipal Elections

12,000+ Floridians demand nursing home investigation

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:28am

Today, advocates delivered petition signatures from more than 12,000 concerned Floridians urging the Florida Legislature to launch an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott and his administration’s role in the tragedy that led to the avoidable deaths of 14 Florida nursing home residents following Hurricane Irma. 

Best of the Blogs: Privacy Parts

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 8:23am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 11-3-17
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Best of the Blogs: One Step

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:42am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-20-17
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When it comes to abortion rights, courts matter

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:43am

For the third time in the last two years, the courts have struck down backwards, unconstitutional laws designed to attack and shame women seeking an abortion. This is #WhyCourtsMatter.

Tags: Abortion RightsAbortionReproductive FreedomWomen's HealthWhy Courts Matter

Best of the Blogs: Keeping Practice

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:56am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-13-17
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Investigate Gov. Scott’s role in tragic nursing home deaths

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:02am

In the days and weeks following Hurricane Irma, 14 elderly Floridians have died unnecessarily after they were left in the suffocating heat of their nursing home with no power. Several calls for help to Gov. Scott were sent to voicemail, then deleted, and no help was sent.

Tags: Nursing HomesRehabilitation Center At Hollywood HillsRick ScottElder Care Ombudsman

Best of the Blogs: "Free" Flow?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:17am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-6-17
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As legislative session looms, “People First” Report Card reveals where Florida lawmakers really stand on the issues

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:59am

As lawmakers prepare for the upcoming legislative session, Progress Florida unveiled its “People First” Report Card grading every lawmaker on the votes they cast this past session across a wide spectrum of issues important to Floridians.

Best of the Blogs: Few Exceptions

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:23am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-29-17
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Best of the Blogs: Diehard Deniers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 8:38am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-22-17
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Floridians threatened with Trumpcare again

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:40am

Republicans in the US Senate have given their health care plan a different name “Graham-Cassidy”, but it’s almost entirely the same old, disastrous, morally reprehensible health care bill that was defeated by one vote in July. It’s on a fast track for a vote and your voice is needed right now.

Tags: TrumpcareMedicaidSeniorsPre-Existing ConditionsMarco Rubio

Irma, Florida, and climate change

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:16am

It’s been a tough week for Florida. Hurricane Irma has left devastation and tragedy in her wake from the Keys to Naples, Miami to Tampa Bay, Orlando to Jacksonville, and so many other communities.

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Best of the Blogs: Back Up

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:26am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-15-17
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Best of the Blogs: Short History

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:41am

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-8-17
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Annette Taddeo for State Senate

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:30pm

Miami-Dade’s Senate District 40 Special Election on September 26th is an opportunity to turn the tide toward a more progressive Florida, and that means electing Annette Taddeo.

Tags: Annette TaddeoSD 40Special ElectionFlorida SenateMiamiMiami-Dade