Concerned Floridians have already sent thousands of emails telling Governor DeSantis to veto SB 620, what some are calling the “Puppy Mill Loophole” law. But we know from experience that phone calls are just as important to stopping this bill.
In 1998, the maximum unemployment benefit a Floridian could get was $275 a week. Today? The exact same $275 a week. It has stood stagnant for almost 24 years, making Florida one of the stingiest states in the country for benefits paid to people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, from funds they themselves worked to accumulate.
Tuesday, lawmakers in Tallahassee voted to advance SB 1024, a bill that will drastically reduce Floridians’ ability to save money by investing in solar power generation on their homes, businesses, and places of worship. This bill will also kill thousands of good paying jobs in the residential solar industry and make sure the Sunshine State has some of the most restrictive laws regarding personal solar ownership in America. The need to act to preserve Floridians’ basic right to energy independence and controlling their power bills is urgent. We are facing monopoly utilities with a documented history of engaging in big money contributions to preserve their power, so we must act now.
Floridians believe that everybody who works for a living should be paid enough to provide a decent and healthy life. That’s why we voted overwhelmingly to increase the minimum wage in 2020.
Florida Lawmakers now want to chip away at that living wage law by introducing a so-called “training wage.”
This loophole could mean the end of a real, meaningful living wage for millions of Floridians, especially if employers can just hire and fire new employees every six months to keep them on the “training wage.”
Sign the petition: we voted to increase the minimum wage and we meant that.