It’s no secret: Florida’s environmental needs are growing every year. And nearly 1,000 people a day move to our state. Our health, water, economy, and quality of life all depend on strong environmental safeguards.
Your voice is needed to make sure our elected officials know that you want them to act on climate change, water and air pollution, and protecting our parks and public lands.
Let them know that you are a conservation voter. Your voice is vitally important to the political process. If you don’t make your voice heard, you can be sure that special interests will gladly speak for you.
We encourage you to attend your county delegation meeting and make plans to speak up as a Conservation Voter.
SUGGESTED TALKING POINTS/IDEAS:
- I’m a Conservation Voter. Protecting our environment and our democracy are important to me and my family. Our economy and quality of life are dependent on a clean and healthy environment. What bills will you file this year to help restore or protect what’s left of natural Florida?
- Last year was one of the worst environmental disasters in memory. Countless numbers of dead fish and marine life washed up on our shores as we were poisoned with toxic algae and red tide for months. Yet, the legislature refused to pass even one single new law to prevent water pollution. What are you going to do differently this year to make sure Florida’s waters and our health are safe?
- The climate crisis is now a full-blown emergency. Scientists have said that humanity has less than 12 years to get on the right track or society as we know it is doomed. What are your plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in Florida and reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels? Also, who in state government is standing in our way from making progress?
- It’s been five years since voters overwhelmingly approved the Water & Land Conservation Amendment. Yet, the Legislature still has not restored substantial regular funding to our most water and land conservation program, Florida Forever. Can I count on your active support in advocating for full funding for Florida Forever in this year’s budget appropriations process? Will you speak up publicly?
- Ensuring that all eligible citizens have easy access to vote is paramount to our republic. Many other states have same-day-registration or automatic voter registration, yet here in Florida, we do not. Do you support ideas like this to ensure maximum voter turnout?
- Nearly 1000 people are moving to Florida every day. It’s been proven that developing within urban service boundaries first and incorporating more walkable communities puts less strain on our water and economic resources. Three new toll roads could open up vast amounts of rural landscape for unchecked development, putting a strain on natural resources and our quality of life, impacting our water, health, and wildlife. What are your plans to make sure that Florida is growing in a sustainable way and would you consider restoring Florida’s landmark Growth Management Act that was repealed nearly a decade ago?
Below are some of the Delegation Meetings scheduled across the state:
|Indian River County||Sept. 24||9 – 11 a.m.||Indian River County Commission Chambers, 1801 27th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960|
|Walton County||Sept. 25||9 – 10 a.m.||Walton County Board of County Commissioners, 76 North 6th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL||(850) 747-5454
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|Brevard County||Sept. 25||2 – 6 p.m.||Canaveral Port Authority Commission Room, Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, FL firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bay County||Oct. 1||1 – 5 p.m.||Bay County Government Building, 840 W 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401||(850) 747-5454
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Manatee County||Oct. 2||9 a.m.||1112 Manatee Ave, West, Bradenton, FLemail@example.com|
|Palm Beach County||Oct. 3||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Norton Museum of Art, 1450 Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach FL 33401||561-355-3452 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Escambia County||Oct. 7||5:30 – 7:00 p.m.||Pensacola State College Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Boulevard Pensacola, FL. 32504.||(850) 595-1036 or email@example.com|
|Polk County||Oct. 7||1 – 6 p.m.||Polk State College Center for ublic Safety 1251 Jim Keene Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33880||863-688-3028
|Charlotte County||Oct. 8||8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lake County||Oct. 9||1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium, Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788||BARNES.RACHEL@flsenate.gov.|
|Pasco County||Oct. 11||8 – 11 a.m.||Performing Arts Center at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL email@example.com or (727) 861-4806|
|Collier County||Oct. 30||9 a.m.||North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livinston Rd. Naples, FL 34109||(239) 417-6200 or Priscilla.Grannis@myfloridahouse.gov|
|Lee County||Oct. 30||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Florida Southwestern State College, Nursing Building (Room AA-177), 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919||239-772-1291 or by email to
|Palm Beach County||Oct. 31||9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446||561-355-3452 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hernando County||Nov. 18||1 – 4 p.m.||Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main Street, Courtroom A, 2nd Floor, Brooksville, FL 34601||Beatriz.Marte@MyFloridaHouse.gov|
|Osceola County||Nov. 19||9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||1 Courthouse Square, 4th Floor, Commission Chambers, Kissimmee, FL 34741||407-742-2275|
|Palm Beach County||Dec. 3||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||15845 Southern Boulevard, Loxahatchee, FL 33470||561-355-3452 or email@example.com|