Which state legislators put people ahead of powerful special interests and which did not? Find out at FloridaReportCard.com
Author: Sarah Hoffman
Just two months after the launch of the historic effort to get abortion on the ballot in 2024, the Floridians Protecting Freedom campaign has officially passed the half a million mark for petitions collected!
Florida is now second only to Texas in the number of books removed from public school libraries and classrooms. How did we become a national leader in censorship and restricting students’ freedom to learn? Gov. DeSantis promoted and signed new laws in the last two legislative sessions that started Florida’s current and continuing cascade of book bans.
A majority of Floridians support the freedom to make our own personal health care decisions without interference from politicians. Despite widespread support for reproductive freedom, Florida’s legislative leaders voted to further restrict abortion care.
In the recently concluded state legislative session, the leadership of the Florida Legislature once again worked to fulfill the wish list of Florida’s largest polluters. One of the most harmful items they passed takes aim at local ordinances designed to protect our rivers, lakes, and bays from devastating fertilizer runoff pollution.
Following one of the most grueling legislative sessions in Florida history, new statewide polling conducted by Progress Florida and Florida Watch, collectively known as the Florida Communications and Research Hub (Hub), shows that Floridians are dissatisfied with the agenda carried out by Governor Ron DeSantis and legislators in Tallahassee.
To be clear, abortion is still legal up to 15 weeks in Florida. The six-week abortion ban, passed by the state Legislature and signed by Ron DeSantis in April, has not gone into effect yet, so if you or someone you know has an appointment, keep it.