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FCV Statement on SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

FCV Statement on SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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FCV is appalled by the decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years. But we know the fight for reproductive justice is not over. Overturning Roe will devastate low-income and rural communities and communities of color who already face significant barriers to accessing healthcare and are the same groups most harmed by pollution, climate change, and environmental injustices. The Florida Constitution

The Value of Ecostories

The Value of Ecostories

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By Vincent Marcucci I believe that cultures are built by the stories we share with one another; that communities can be distinguished by the values they identify or discover in their storytelling. In the last few years, I noticed that stories of environmental and social connection are the most valuable to me. While an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida I decided to study both film and environmental science. My environmental classes were deeply
Press Statement: Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808

Press Statement: Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808

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Tallahassee, FL (June 17, 2022) - Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808 “Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the cruel, anti-immigrant bill SB 1808 into law. SB 1808 is an attack on our immigrant families and children. This new law will prohibit the state from engaging in contracts with private entities and charitable nonprofits that provide transportation to immigrant children and adults, which, in effect, precludes a
The Importance of Juneteenth

The Importance of Juneteenth

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Maya Angelou once said, “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” What is Juneteenth? Some may feel like it’s just another day off from work. Others embrace the holiday’s significance and participate in festivals, pageants, and service events to empower the African American community. Some are still trying to figure out how to appropriately celebrate this holiday when all we’ve had

Bad Everglades Bill, SB 2508 VETOED by Gov. Ron DeSantis!

Bad Everglades Bill, SB 2508 VETOED by Gov. Ron DeSantis!

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Thank you to the THOUSANDS of Floridians that called, emailed, wrote, and tweeted at Governor DeSantis. You helped defeat the bad Everglades and conservation bill, SB 2508. This budget-conforming bill wrongly contained significant policy changes that would have allowed for the faster destruction of our wetlands, slower restoration of the Everglades, and competition between our valued conservation programs, like Florida Forever. In addition to containing bad policies, there was only one opportunity for public comment.

Hurricanes & Florida: How have we not learned our lesson yet?

Hurricanes & Florida: How have we not learned our lesson yet?

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Hurricane season is upon us, and Floridians are already facing challenges in mitigating the possible threats of extreme weather events, including hurricanes and tropical storms. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, there will be above-average hurricane activity this season. The hurricane season —which extends from June 1 to November 20— is predicted to have a 65% chance of an above-normal season this year, forecasting up to 21 named storms, of

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FCV Statement on SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

FCV Statement on SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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FCV is appalled by the decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years. But we know the fight for reproductive justice is not over. Overturning Roe will devastate low-income and rural communities and communities of color who already face significant barriers to accessing healthcare and are the same groups most harmed by pollution, climate change, and environmental injustices. The Florida Constitution has strong protections for privacy, and we stand with our reproductive justice partners in ensuring that reproductive rights and healthcare are protected and available to

The Value of Ecostories

The Value of Ecostories

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By Vincent Marcucci I believe that cultures are built by the stories we share with one another; that communities can be distinguished by the values they identify or discover in their storytelling. In the last few years, I noticed that stories of environmental and social connection are the most valuable to me. While an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida I decided to study both film and environmental science. My environmental classes were deeply affecting the way I perceived the world around me, and my occupations with the UCF Arboretum and UCF Outdoor Adventure enveloped me in a community
Press Statement: Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808

Press Statement: Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808

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Tallahassee, FL (June 17, 2022) - Chispa Florida Program Director Maria Revelles responds to Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 1808 “Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the cruel, anti-immigrant bill SB 1808 into law. SB 1808 is an attack on our immigrant families and children. This new law will prohibit the state from engaging in contracts with private entities and charitable nonprofits that provide transportation to immigrant children and adults, which, in effect, precludes a separated family from being reunited. This bill also undermines trust in local law enforcement by requiring the police to provide information to the federal government
The Importance of Juneteenth

The Importance of Juneteenth

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Maya Angelou once said, “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” What is Juneteenth? Some may feel like it’s just another day off from work. Others embrace the holiday’s significance and participate in festivals, pageants, and service events to empower the African American community. Some are still trying to figure out how to appropriately celebrate this holiday when all we’ve had for the longest was July 4th, America’s “Independence Day.” On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas,

Bad Everglades Bill, SB 2508 VETOED by Gov. Ron DeSantis!

Bad Everglades Bill, SB 2508 VETOED by Gov. Ron DeSantis!

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Thank you to the THOUSANDS of Floridians that called, emailed, wrote, and tweeted at Governor DeSantis. You helped defeat the bad Everglades and conservation bill, SB 2508. This budget-conforming bill wrongly contained significant policy changes that would have allowed for the faster destruction of our wetlands, slower restoration of the Everglades, and competition between our valued conservation programs, like Florida Forever. In addition to containing bad policies, there was only one opportunity for public comment. Thanks to people like you and the advocacy of dozens of other environmental organizations and activists, Governor DeSantis listened and vetoed this bad bill. Congratulations to

Hurricanes & Florida: How have we not learned our lesson yet?

Hurricanes & Florida: How have we not learned our lesson yet?

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Hurricane season is upon us, and Floridians are already facing challenges in mitigating the possible threats of extreme weather events, including hurricanes and tropical storms. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, there will be above-average hurricane activity this season. The hurricane season —which extends from June 1 to November 20— is predicted to have a 65% chance of an above-normal season this year, forecasting up to 21 named storms, of which 3 to 6 will become major hurricanes. And yet, Florida is still at risk of suffering extensive damage due to the lengthy recuperation process

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