March 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Senator Andy Gardiner's Office
1013 East Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32806


Join us March 3rd outside of Senate President Andy Gardiner’s office as we Awake The State and advocate for a Florida that works for ALL Floridians, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Nearly 2,000 Floridians voted to prioritize a series of strong progressive bills. Here are the five chosen as our priority, and what we’ll be advocating for on the opening day of legislative session, Tuesday, March 3rd:

Expand Health Care: Implements expansion of Florida’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to close the coverage gap. Expansion would provide access to quality healthcare for nearly one million Floridians who lack basic health security.

Water Protection Act: Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to establish minimum flow levels for first and second magnitude springs; requires local governments to adopt seasonal fertilizer ordinances; bans the process known as “fracking” statewide. Florida faces a major challenge in both water quality and quantity and needs to take substantial steps to protect our water.

Clean Energy Act: Requires the state of Florida to receive 40% of its energy from non-nuclear renewable sources by 2030. Florida faces serious challenges due to the global threat of climate change, and we should immediately position our state to take advantage of increasingly cheap sources of renewable energy.

Living Wage Amendment: Proposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, indexed to inflation. Floridians who work hard should be able to pay for basics like food and rent, provide for their families, and contribute to their local economy.

Anti-Corruption Act: Lowers the individual campaign contribution limit to $250, allows Floridians who contribute to state and local campaigns to request a rebate of up to $25. This proposal would restrict the influence of big money in campaigns, empower small donors, and provide the foundation for a more citizen funded election process.


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