Florida Conservation Voters is proud to announce our first candidate endorsement of the 2020 election cycle: Sen. José Javier Rodríguez. This name shouldn’t come as a surprise, as he has been the leading voice in the fight against climate change in the Florida Legislature and a staunch defender of voting rights and our democracy.
Sen. Rodríguez has been a friend and an ally in our work at the Capitol since FCV’s inception and we couldn’t be more excited to have him as our first endorsement this year. Representing coastal Miami-Dade County, Sen. Rodríguez has a first-hand understanding of many of the challenges facing Florida. Thankfully, the Senator has always had an open door to the environmental community and he has helped facilitate numerous policy discussions and roundtables to work through issues with stakeholders and advocates.
In a prepared statement, FCV Deputy Director Jonathan Webber said:
“No one has done more to protect Florida’s environment than Senator José Javier Rodríguez, especially as it relates to solving the climate crisis. Senator Rodriguez’s leadership in the Florida Legislature has been invaluable to protecting the places that Florida’s families cherish most: our beaches, neighborhood parks, and signature ecosystems like the Everglades. That’s why FCV is excited to endorse Senator Rodríguez”
Congratulations to Sen. José Javier Rodríguez, his staff, and his supporters. Conservation Voters across the state have your back and look forward to working with you in the future!
Our vision for Florida’s future is one where our environment is recognized as the irreplaceable foundation of our economy, culture, and quality of life. It’s a future where our economic development, energy innovation, and conservation goals align. We envision a government that reflects the people it serves and lawmakers who vigorously fight for policies that protect our environment and create a healthy, sustainable future for all Floridians.
With your support and advocacy, FCV helps to elect lawmakers who protect our environment and healthy communities for everyone.
FCV is one of the only organizations in Florida that tackles both environmental issues and elections. Despite COVID-19 (and because of it), this election is the most important election of our lifetimes. With your support and advocacy, we can elect leaders who will speak up for Florida’s environment.