Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ALERT! Calls Needed TODAY to Support Florida Forever Amendment!

The Senate will meet on Wednesday  to vote on, SB 2500, the General Appropriations Act (the budget).   The current Senate proposal provides only $2 million for Florida Forever, and the House is not much better at $10 million
But an important amendment that would provide $300 million for land acquisition under Florida Forever has been filed by Sen. Thad Altman (R - Brevard and Indian River counties). The amendment would also provide $15 million for state parks and $20 million for Kissimmee River land acquisition. 
The Altman amendment is a chance for the Senate to fulfill the intent of the 4.2 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 1 by an overwhelming 75% because they know conservation lands are important for Florida’s future.  Please call these Senators today and urge them to Vote YES on the Altman amendment.  It is amendment number 24, barcode 995031, and it can be seen here: http://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/2500/Amendment/995031/HTML
I’ve listed the Senators to contact in district order below.  The lowest numbered districts are in the Western Panhandle and the highest are in South East Florida.  Please make sure you contact the  Senator who represents  your area first.  Just look for the County you live in in the middle column.  The emails are also aggregated at the bottom of the contact list.  Thanks for all you do!
Senator
Committee
County(ies)
Capitol Phone
Email
Sen. Don Gaetz
Senate Appropriations
Consists of Bay, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington counties and part of Okaloosa county
850-487-5001
gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Aaron  Bean

Consists of Nassau county and part of Duval county
850-487-5004
bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Charles Dean

Consists of Baker, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, Union counties and part of Marion county
850-487-5005
dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Rob Bradley

Consists of Alachua, Bradford, Clay counties
850-487-5007
bradley.rob.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Dorothy Hukill

Consists of parts of Lake, Marion, Volusia counties
850-487-5008
hukill.dorothy.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. David Simmons
Senate Appropriations
Consists of Seminole county and part of Volusia county
850-487-5010
simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. John Legg

Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Pasco counties
850-487-5017
legg.john.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Arthenia Joyner

Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas counties
850-487-5019
joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Jack Latvala
Senate Appropriations
Consists of part of Pinellas county
850-487-5020
latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Denise Grimsley
Senate Appropriations
Consists of Okeechobee county and parts of Highlands, Martin, Osceola, Polk, St. Lucie counties
850-487-5021
grimsley.denise.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Jeff Brandes

Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Pinellas counties
850-487-5022
brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Garrett Richter
Senate Appropriations
Consists of parts of Collier, Lee counties
850-487-5023
richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Bill Galvano
Senate Appropriations
Consists of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee counties and parts of Charlotte, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee counties
850-487-5026
galvano.bill.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Jeff Clemens

Consists of part of Palm Beach county
850-487-5027
clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Nancy Detert

Consists of Sarasota county and part of Charlotte county
850-487-5028
detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto
Senate Appropriations
Consists of parts of Charlotte, Lee counties
850-487-5030
benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Christopher Smith

Consists of part of Broward county
850-487-5031
smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov

Sen. Joe Negron
Senate Appropriations
Consists of parts of Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie counties
850-487-5032
negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Maria Sachs

Consists of parts of Broward, Palm Beach counties
850-487-5034
sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Anitere Flores

Consists of part of Miami-Dade county
850-487-5037
flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Rene Garcia

Consists of part of Miami-Dade county
850-487-5038
garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov
Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Consists of part of Miami-Dade county
850-487-5040
portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov

negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov, benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov, gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov, galvano.bill.web@flsenate.gov, grimsley.denise.web@flsenate.gov, richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov, latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov, simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov, bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov, bradley.rob.web@flsenate.gov, brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov, dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov, detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov, portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov, flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov, garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov, hukill.dorothy.web@flsenate.gov, legg.john.web@flsenate.gov, joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov, smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov, clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov, sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov,