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A Florida we're thankful to fight for

By Mark Ferrulo - November 26, 2019

As we prepare to gather with family and friends to give thanks before the rush of the holidays, we wanted to start by thanking wonderful Progress Florida supporters like you.

Much of the work we do would simply not be possible without the financial support of our network of grassroots progressives from Pensacola to Key West, and we’re grateful for each and every one of you. We’re hoping you’ll keep Progress Florida in mind for a charitable donation on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd (or consider giving today!)

This year, thanks to your support and activism, and in collaboration with our progressive allies across the state, we:

  • Helped lead the opposition to one of the largest environmental threats facing Florida: three massive toll roads cutting through rural and wild Florida, which have been dubbed Florida’s “Roads To Ruin.” We’re also in the vanguard of the battle to stop both offshore and onshore oil drilling thanks to voices like yours. These will remain key battles in 2020 to protect the Florida we love.
  • Fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom throughout our state. Thanks to your help making phone calls and sending letters, we stopped the latest push by the extreme right to restrict reproductive freedom, including access to abortion care. We also took the offensive and launched “Abortion On Our Own Terms”, a campaign educating everyday Floridians about self-medication abortion.
  • Launched new editions of the People First Report Card - giving every Floridian access to their state legislators’ voting record on major issues affecting them, their family, and their community. Together, we’ll continue to hold our elected officials accountable for their voting records.

As you know, everything we do in the next year will have big consequences not only for Florida but for our country. The 2020 election - not only the critically important presidential race but also highly consequential Florida state legislative elections and proposed constitutional amendments - will decide what our state and country look like for decades to come.

We’re ready to finish the year strong and are already looking ahead to many critical battles and exciting opportunities in 2020. Help power our work with your donation to Progress Florida this Giving Tuesday, December 3rd.

In the meantime, safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving! We’re so thankful to have your continued support as we build progressive power throughout Florida to move our state forward.