Progress Florida Blog

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.
By Mark Ferrulo - February 7, 2019
After years of growing grassroots pressure, we have an amazing opportunity to protect Florida’s environment, drinking water, and public health for generations to come.
By Amy Weintraub - January 23, 2019
In the week that marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Progress Florida launched a new short video that exposes Florida fake clinics, sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers or CPCs.
By Jon Bleyer - January 11, 2019
Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 1-11-19. Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida's popular free Daily Clips service.
By Mark Ferrulo - January 10, 2019
This past week the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times published a shocking investigative news story on Rick Scott’s Department of Health and how they delayed for months notifying Floridians their well water had been contaminated with dangerous cancer-causing chemicals.
By Damien Filer - January 8, 2019
“The current system has clearly failed to reflect the nonpartisan, diverse, and qualified judiciary the people of Florida want and deserve,” said Trelvis Randolph, General Counsel of the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP. “Gov. DeSantis has the opportunity to begin to right this injustice and set Florida up for a brighter future.”

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