Progress Florida Blog

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.”
By Mark Ferrulo - December 20, 2018
Going into 2019, it’s a time of unprecedented challenges to Florida’s environment, our voting rights, reproductive freedom, neighborhood public schools, and more.
By Jon Bleyer - December 15, 2018
Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 12-14-18. Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida's popular free Daily Clips service.
By Mark Ferrulo - December 14, 2018
Yesterday the St. Petersburg City Council took decisive action to reduce single use plastics. A big thank you to those of you who sent a letter to the St. Petersburg City Council in support of the new ordinance!
By Damien Filer - December 13, 2018
As the December 15th deadline for Affordable Care Act open enrollment nears, the latest numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) show that Florida and the nation are being impacted by Trump Administration cuts to Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators and publicity outreach.

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