2016 Election Results

We helped defeat the utility-backed Amendment 1

We launched a robust social media and phone campaign, reaching more than 11 million Floridians

0 million

people reached on Facebook


people watched our #NoOn1 video

0 million

targeted #NoOn1 calls to Florida Voters


#NoOn1 texts sent to Florida Voters

In only two weeks, support for the anti-solar amendment dropped from

74% support

51% support

Source: Florida Amendment 1 Tracking Survey by CIVIS Analytics, October 25, 2016; hosted at SolarWakeUp.com

In the end, we defeated the anti-solar amendment!

  • Florida voters who voted NO49%
  • Florida voters who voted YES51%
  • Constitutional amendments in Florida require 60% approval to pass.
The failure of Amendment 1 is the clearest signal yet that Floridians want more access to clean solar energy. There is no greater threat to Florida than climate change and sea level rise. Millions of Floridians voted against the anti-solar amendment and they recruited their friends to do the same. We’re excited to see citizens so energized to make Florida ‘The Solar State.'

Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters

Our senate strategy

We made protecting our water and Florida's environment a central issue in two competitive races: Senate District 8 (Alachua, Putnam, and Northern Marion County) and Senate District 18 (Western Hillsborough County). As a direct result of our efforts, fracking became a top issue in these campaigns.

Fracking has emerged as the biggest issue in the campaign.

Tampa Bay Times | November 2, 2016

Our winning House candidates

All three local conservation ballot initiatives passed

We endorsed local land conservation initiatives on the ballot in Alachua, Brevard, and Lee Counties. Working with Alachua Wild Spaces Public Places, Save Our Lagoon, and Yes on Conservation 20/20, we helped pass them all.

Lee County

  • YES on Conservation 20/2084%
  • NO on Conservation 20/2016%

Brevard County

  • YES for Save Our Indian River Lagoon62%
  • NO for Save Our Indian River Lagoon38%

Alachua County

  • YES for Wild Spaces & Public Places60%
  • NO for Wild Spaces & Public Places40%