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By Mark Ferrulo - May 13, 2019

Join us and our many allies tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at Williams Park in downtown St. Pete as we rally to persuade Gov. DeSantis to VETO the Billionaire Boulevard Bill (SB 7068). This asphalt industry backed legislation opens the door to allowing three new tollroads through Florida’s largest remaining swaths of rural, wild, agricultural and undeveloped lands.

By Mark Ferrulo - May 2, 2019
The Billionaire Boulevard bill is heading to Gov. DeSantis's desk as I write this. Let’s stop this unconscionable waste of taxpayer dollars to build environmentally destructive toll roads through rural Florida. Call Gov. DeSantis right now at 850-717-9337 and urge him to veto the Billionaire Boulevard.
By Mark Ferrulo - April 20, 2019
Billionaire land developers are looking to cash in on their big campaign contributions to Florida’s legislative leaders.
By Amy Weintraub - April 16, 2019
Every Floridian, including young Floridians, deserve autonomy in reproductive health care decisions. On Wednesday, the entire Florida House of Representatives will be voting on a law aimed at compromising just that, by adding indefensible barriers for young women needing access to abortion.
By Mark Ferrulo - April 4, 2019
The most powerful special interests in our state, and the legislators that do their bidding, hate that Floridians can directly amend our Constitution on Election Day. Urge your state representative and senator to oppose the Anti-Voter Initiative bills that make it harder for Floridians to participate in our democracy.
By Mark Ferrulo - March 22, 2019
Florida’s Amendment 4 – which voters overwhelmingly passed to restore the eligibility to vote to 1.4 million people with a past felony conviction — is in danger.
By Mark Ferrulo - March 13, 2019
There’s growing resistance to the Trump administration’s reckless plan to open the Atlantic Coast to dangerous seismic airgun blasting, the precursor to offshore oil drilling, and we have a real chance to stop it.
By Amy Weintraub - March 6, 2019
Urge your state legislators to reject Senator Stargel’s and Rep. Grall’s attempt to push more restrictions on young women, jeopardizing their health.
By Mark Ferrulo - March 6, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate leaders are pushing a massive, unconstitutional private school voucher scheme that will siphon even more tax dollars away from Florida’s cash-strapped public schools to largely unaccountable and often scandal-plagued private school companies.
By Damien Filer - March 6, 2019
Progressive lawmakers and advocates today provided a “people’s response” to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address. The group unveiled their Sunrise Agenda to build a Florida that works for all Floridians, not just the wealthy and well connected. Sister events were held in West Palm Beach, Miami and Orlando.

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