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Issue Area: Economic Fairness
The most recent legislative session continued to prioritize corporate tax giveaways over much needed efforts to fund affordable housing in Florida.
A bill, HB 741, heavily backed by utility companies like Florida Power & Light, just passed through both the Florida House and the Senate. Its last stop before becoming law: Governor DeSantis’s desk. He has the chance to veto this law, stop increased energy bills, and encourage solar freedom and energy independence in Florida.
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.
Every year Florida fails to expand Medicaid results in unnecessary resident deaths. If Florida had expanded Medicaid, it would have prevented over 2,700 deaths between 2014 and 2017.
Issue Area: Defending Democracy
Voting by mail is still safe and easy and it works mostly the same in Florida! Despite the passage of SB 90, voting by mail has mostly stayed the same, but there are a few changes to keep in mind: read more here.
Issue Area: Rising Costs
If the Florida Public Service Commission approves the request from Florida’s largest utilities, your monthly electric bill could be going up by as much as 15%.
Late last year, with gas prices rapidly rising across the country, Gov. Ron DeSantis promised that help was on the way for Floridians struggling to fill up their tanks. But new reporting has shown that soon changed. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of what happened with Florida’s gas tax holiday.
In 1998, the maximum unemployment benefit a Floridian could get was $275 a week. Today? The exact same $275 a week.
Issue Area: Defending Local Freedoms
On Friday, June 24, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 620, formally named the Local Business Protection Act, but which critics dubbed the “Ending Local Freedoms Act.”
The Florida Legislature passed a cruel new bill that would give businesses that support the puppy mill industry, like Petland, much more power to operate anywhere in Florida. The bill, SB 620, will now head to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature.
Take one minute and ask Gov. DeSantis to VETO this license for animal cruelty.
A new bill is being fast-tracked through the Florida Legislature that would cripple local governments’ ability to stop puppy mills in local jurisdictions.