In the next few days, legislators will decide whether or not to respect or ignore the will of 75% of Florida voters who passed Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, last November.
“The Legislature still has a chance to right what would be a historic wrong.”
– Tampa Tribune editorial
In the next few days, legislators will decide whether or not to respect or ignore the will of 75% of Florida voters who passed Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, last November. Your voice is needed at this important time.
So far, lawmakers have refused to honor the will of voters when it comes to Amendment 1, and have instead done the bidding of big polluters, the “bulldozer lobby”, and their allies. This year, Amendment 1 funding totals around $730 million. However, House and Senate proposals only allocate a paltry $26.8 million and $57 million respectively for conservation. That’s outrageous and a slap in the face to Florida voters.
We need your help to hold lawmakers’ feet to the fire and make sure they do as Florida voters intended by funding the Florida Forever land conservation program, funding Everglades restoration, and protecting our springs and rivers.
Time is of the essence: call your legislators right now and tell them to honor the will of voters and properly fund Amendment 1!
Win or lose, we won’t rest until the will of Florida voters is reflected in our state budget with land and water conservation priorities fully funded.
Thanks for making the call and letting legislators know we’re paying attention.