Today, Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his proposed budget for the 2022 Florida legislative session. In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements.
Author: Damien Filer
Advocates launch video calling on candidates for Florida Senate to choose sides on Trump’s drilling plan
Today, Progress Florida released a social media video calling on Republican state senate candidates Jason Brodeur (SD-9) and Ana Maria Rodriguez (SD-39) to take a stand when it comes to protecting Florida from offshore oil and gas drilling.
Across the country, teachers are making headlines as they go on strike. But in Florida, where teacher pay languishes well behind the national average thanks to politicians like Gov. Rick Scott, that’s not an option due to a clause in our state constitution that prohibits strikes by public employees.
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.
Our democratic ideals, our free press and our core values as Americans hang in the balance in ways we have no precedent for. Now and forever, the great experiment of our democracy can only work when we all participate and hold those we elect to serve the American people to account. It’s a messy and a fragile experiment. And one that requires regular attention.
“We urge you to coordinate efforts with local health departments and other public health entities in order to effectively promote available resources and coordinate preventive care efforts, as well as earmarking a portion of any federal funds to expand resources for family planning education and services.”
“Big Sugar supporters hiring actors to pretend to protest is pathetic,” said Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo. “Someone should ask who is paying for