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Silencing Florida voters

Since 1968, Floridians have organized, put on the ballot, and voted to pass constitutional amendments to improve our state when the Florida Legislature refused to act. Now, some members of the GOP leadership in the legislature want to make it nearly impossible for anyone other than the legislature or the very wealthy to bring constitutional amendments before Florida voters.

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Stand up for affordable housing in Florida

Florida lawmakers keep raiding affordable housing funds to help finance tax giveaways to powerful and politically connected corporations and other wealthy campaign donors, while Florida families fall further behind.

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Stop ruining local democracy in Florida

At almost every turn, the leadership of the Florida Legislature has undermined local communities by passing regressive laws overruling local government action. Why? Because corporate special interests told them to.

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Your anti-fracking petitions delivered!

Today, I was proud to help deliver your petition along with nearly 20,000 others calling for a law banning fracking in Florida to the offices of Gov. DeSantis, Florida Senate President Galvano, and Florida House Speaker Oliva. It was our holiday gift to the governor and legislative leadership, complete with a chorus of anti-fracking carols!

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Local democracy under attack

Putting big campaign contributions ahead of good policy, conservative legislators work overtime to pass “preemption” laws to block local rules designed to protect workers, the environment, and public safety. Progressive state legislators will be on Twitter tonight from 6-7pm to answer your questions about protecting local democracy in Florida this upcoming legislative session.

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Pick the right battles

I’m sure I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say this is a big moment in our nation’s history. Trumpism, and the increasing power of corporate money and influence threatens the future of representative democracy in our state and our country.

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