Progress Florida Blog

By Amy Weintraub - October 16, 2019
The anti-abortion movement is fired up: they’ve been racking up win after win in our neighboring states and now they have their sights set on our Florida.
By Amy Weintraub - October 4, 2019
Send a message now to your members of Congress, urging them to stop the Trump administration from funneling Title X funds to anti-abortion pregnancy centers.
By Mark Ferrulo - September 18, 2019
Not since the Cross Florida Barge Canal project of 1960s has there been a more environmentally disastrous project conceived than the “Roads to Ruin” rural toll roads plan.
By Mark Ferrulo - September 4, 2019
Floridians always come together during times of crisis and natural disaster, and our neighbors in the Bahamas need our help. While we count our blessings that Hurricane Dorian’s impacts on our communities here in Florida will be minimal, the families and neighborhoods of our closest Caribbean neighbor, just 50 miles off our coast, have been utterly devastated.
By Mark Ferrulo - August 27, 2019
On Tuesday, numerous statewide and regional organizations made a strong stance against the toll roads discussed at the launch of Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) M-CORES task forces meeting.
By Mark Ferrulo - August 22, 2019
Despite overwhelming public opposition, the legislature passed, and Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to create three major new toll roads that will destroy large swaths of Florida’s last remaining rural lands, pollute waterways, and threaten endangered wildlife including the iconic Florida manatee and panther.
By Mark Ferrulo - August 1, 2019
The presidential primaries are heating up, with two major debates in the books. If you had to vote today in the Democratic Party Presidential Primary, who would you vote for?
By Mark Ferrulo - July 23, 2019
An oil rig has been continuously leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the past 14 years, one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Taylor Energy has been fighting a federal order to stop the leak, so we’re joining our allies at Environmental Action and calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect the Gulf and enforce the order.
By Damien Filer - June 24, 2019
"When politicians are picking their voters instead of the other way around, they call it gerrymandering. So, what do you call it when a politician picks the judge for his nominating commission to nominate? I’ll tell you what you don’t call it and that’s judicial independence."
By Damien Filer - June 20, 2019
Progress Florida today unveiled its 2019 “People First” Report Card grading lawmakers on many of the most prominent votes they cast during the past legislative session. The grades take into account votes across a wide range of issues, helping Floridians discern if their representatives and senators in Tallahassee are fighting on their behalf – or are instead serving powerful corporate special interests and ideological extremism.

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