Progress Florida’s Reproductive Rights Program Director Amy Weintraub issued the following statement today as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy:
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Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the Signing of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
Today, President Joe Biden will sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will direct billions of dollars of much needed funding to Florida to address our state’s critical infrastructure needs.
Yesterday, President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats announced they had reached agreement on a framework for the Build Back Better Act. In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issue the following statements.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a special session for next month to restrict the rights of private businesses and local governments that follow public health guidelines when it comes to instituting public health protections.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis will be the keynote speaker at an event in Tampa being hosted by the Job Creators Network. While this organization states it works on behalf of small businesses, the reality is that it is a right-wing astroturf organization with numerous ties to billionaire donors to Donald Trump, including the Mercer family, that works to keep taxes low and wages for workers lower for the largest corporations in America.
Today, Senator Marco Rubio makes a stop in Iowa for a presidential campaign in 2024 whose only constituency seems to be the Senator himself and his paid consultants. This marks another example of Marco Rubio running away from doing his job in order to advance his own personal political ambitions at the expense of the people of Florida and at a time when our state is in crisis.
This week, Florida broke a record for the amount of Floridians hospitalized due to coronavirus, parents across the state nervously sent their children back to schools where mask mandates had been banned, and red tide continued to cause fish kills along the west coast. With the state in crisis, where will Governor Ron DeSantis be this weekend?
This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference inside a packed restaurant in Cape Coral to once again contradict scientific guidance on safety protocols amid a global pandemic. In response to this stunt, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements:
As numerous crises continue to rage here in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, along with Attorney General Ashley Moody and Senate President Wilton Simpson, announced today they will be traveling to the border for a photo-op tomorrow.
Progress Florida and Florida Watch today unveiled the 2021 “People First” Report Card grading lawmakers on many of the most prominent floor votes cast during the 2021 legislative session. The grades took into account votes across a wide spectrum of issues including affordable housing, health care, public schools, voting rights, reproductive freedom, and clean energy and water.