Floridians will be turning out at events throughout the state on the first day of legislative session – Tuesday, January 12th – advocating for a different agenda: a Florida that works for all Floridians. Find your local Awake The State event and join us!
Next week, Gov. Rick Scott and his allies in the Florida Legislature will start another legislative session intent on pursuing extreme policies out of touch with everyday Floridians while rewarding their corporate backers. Floridians will be turning out at events throughout the state on the first day of legislative session – Tuesday, January 12th – advocating for a different agenda: a Florida that works for all Floridians. Will you join us?
Here are some of the issues local Awake The State organizers and activists will be talking about on the first day of legislative session:
Closing the health care coverage gap through the expansion of Medicaid and providing coverage for nearly 600,000 hardworking Floridians.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour so Floridians who work full time don’t have to live in poverty
Promoting a statewide ban on fracking to protect our land and water.
Opposing Gov. Rick Scott’s budget, particularly his corporate tax giveaways at the expense of critical needs like public education and mental health.
Halting the latest round of anti-immigrant legislation.
Stopping attacks on women’s health and reproductive justice.
Awake The State events will be making these issues a priority not only with our legislators but with our friends and neighbors.
We know Gov. Scott and his legislative allies have little interest in a Florida that works for all Floridians, not just their wealthy and well-connected backers. But they’re not the one’s we’ll be talking to on the opening day of legislative session. Our fellow citizens need to know they have a real choice during the 2016 legislative session and in the years ahead.
Next Tuesday, let’s Awake The State!