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Progress Florida Blog

By Mark Ferrulo - June 23, 2020
The future of Florida’s rural communities, wild lands, water quality and endangered species all hang in the balance with the fate of Florida’s Roads to Ruin – the massive toll roads project being pushed by many of the most powerful, big money special interests in the state, and Florida’s GOP leadership beholden to their campaign checks.
By Mark Ferrulo - May 28, 2020
In the 2020 Florida legislative session, who did your state legislators stand up for? Did they cast their votes on behalf of the people...or powerful special interests? Find out with our just released People First Report Card.
By Damien Filer - May 28, 2020
Progress Florida today unveiled its 2020 “People First” Report Card grading lawmakers on many of the most prominent floor votes cast during the 2020 legislative session. The grades took into account votes across a wide spectrum of issues, giving Floridians a valuable tool for discerning if their representatives in Tallahassee are fighting to put people first, or powerful special interests.
By Mark Ferrulo - April 23, 2020
As we gear up for November in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, we want to make sure Floridians can vote without any obstacles. That’s why we created a one stop shop to make voting in Florida secure, convenient, and easy at MakeAPlanToVote.com.
By Mark Ferrulo - April 13, 2020
In 2011, then-Governor Rick Scott and his allies in the state legislature gutted Florida's Unemployment Insurance system. Thanks to their actions, Florida has some of the weakest unemployment benefits and strictest eligibility rules in the nation.
By Mark Ferrulo - April 4, 2020
Just because we’re stuck at home and dealing with new challenges doesn’t mean we can’t still make a difference. Please take a few minutes to do one or more of these five things and then share this video to help others take action themselves.
By Mark Ferrulo - March 23, 2020
Health care workers here in Florida and across the nation are fighting to bring this coronavirus outbreak under control and protect the health of millions of Americans. We must have their back. Take action and call your member of Congress at 844-898-1199.
By Mark Ferrulo - March 18, 2020
Join us in sending a message to Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir, the new head of coronavirus testing response, telling him to immediately adopt a plan to make sure that everyone who needs a test gets a test in the next seven days. Send your message now.
By Mark Ferrulo - February 19, 2020
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.
By Mark Ferrulo - February 5, 2020
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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