Progress Florida Blog
By Mark Ferrulo - January 7, 2020
For too long, Florida's public schools have been subject to chronic underfunding, over-testing, and relentless efforts to turn over our local schools to private and unaccountable corporations.
By Ray Seaman - December 11, 2019
Today, I was proud to help deliver your petition along with nearly 20,000 others calling for a law banning fracking in Florida to the offices of Gov. DeSantis, Florida Senate President Galvano, and Florida House Speaker Oliva. It was our holiday gift to the governor and legislative leadership, complete with a chorus of anti-fracking carols!
By Ray Seaman - December 10, 2019
Putting big campaign contributions ahead of good policy, conservative legislators work overtime to pass “preemption” laws to block local rules designed to protect workers, the environment, and public safety. Progressive state legislators will be on Twitter tonight from 6-7pm to answer your questions about protecting local democracy in Florida this upcoming legislative session.
By Damien Filer - December 5, 2019
A new coalition of fifty-five (55) organizations and businesses, the No Roads to Ruin Coalition (NRTR) announced today a statewide campaign devoted to stopping Senate President Bill Galvano’s unneeded and costly plan for 300 plus miles of new toll roads.
By Mark Ferrulo - December 4, 2019
It’s going to take a grassroots coalition of Floridians from across the state to stop this corporate special interest-driven disaster. That’s why we’re proud to be a part of the newly-formed No Roads To Ruin Coalition!
By Mark Ferrulo - December 3, 2019
I’m sure I'm not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say this is a big moment in our nation’s history. Trumpism, and the increasing power of corporate money and influence threatens the future of representative democracy in our state and our country.
By Mark Ferrulo - November 26, 2019
As we prepare to gather with family and friends to give thanks before the rush of the holidays, we wanted to start by thanking wonderful Progress Florida supporters like you.
By Mark Ferrulo - November 21, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is poised to approve new, dirty, and dangerous onshore oil drilling in the Florida Panhandle that could contaminate the drinking water for millions of Floridians across the state.
By Amy Weintraub - November 7, 2019
The extreme right in the Florida Legislature is once again on the attack against reproductive freedom. With a Trojan Horse of a bill, they are scheming to end reproductive freedom in Florida by ushering in what is deceptively packaged as a family friendly measure.
By Damien Filer - October 31, 2019
Progress Florida Education Institute has launched a social media campaign in both English and Spanish to educate Floridians about self-managed abortion using medication. The centerpiece of the campaign is a nearly six-figure ad buy on Facebook featuring three short videos as well as an accompanying self-managed abortion website.