Author: Sarah Hoffman
One month from now, the landscape of abortion access may change, for Floridians and all those in the southeast who count on Florida for care. How did we get here?
Last week my family visited one of Florida’s ecological jewels, Wakulla Springs in north Florida, which I’ve enjoyed visiting since I was a kid (that’s my daughter and grandson pictured). It is the world’s largest and deepest spring, abundant in wildlife, and connected to the Floridan Aquifer, the source of drinking water for many Floridians.
NEW BOOK BAN: As Oppenheimer brings a WWII related story to theatres, Orange County schools have REJECTED the satirical WWII novel Catch-22 for all grades. Anti-education laws enacted by Gov. DeSantis continue to remove classic literature from schools.
Which state legislators put people ahead of powerful special interests and which did not? Find out at FloridaReportCard.com
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.