Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Reclaim Florida's Future for All," a clean energy and environment lobby day in Tallahassee on Wed., March 22 - Save the Date!

Activists from across the State will urge Florida Legislators to support important energy and environment bills in Tallahassee on Wednesday, March 22 at "Reclaim Florida's Future for All!"
The Florida Capitol
The lobbying event is being hosted by Rethink Energy Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Environment Florida, Food and Water Watch Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Organize Florida, Florida Conservation Voters, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida, Urban Paradise Guild and other groups. This is a great opportunity for Floridians to make their voices heard by speaking directly with their elected officials on key energy and water issues facing Florida. 
Each sponsoring organization is working on critical issues facing our state. This is the perfect opportunity for us to come together and fight to protect clean water and clean energy.  
We will provide bus transportation from several cities on March 21 (the day before) or March 22, the morning of the event. We will also provide advocacy training on the evening before (or on buses coming in that morning.)
Also on March 21, Florida Conservation Voters invites attendees to attend the second showing of “Catching the Sun” for a special price: free!
On March 22, a rally/press conference will kick off the morning, followed by meetings with our legislators

We will be talking with our legislators about these critical issues:

Banning Fracking in Florida: This extreme extraction method poses risks to our environment and does not benefit the people of Florida. We don't want to see what happened in Naples happen anywhere in Florida again!
Supporting Renewable Energy: Florida is the sunshine state, and through the Constitutional Amendment process we’ve made great strides toward owning that name! Now we need the Legislature to follow suit, through legislative action, including implementing Amendment 4 (the exemption from property tax on solar and other renewable energy source devices.)
Protection of Florida’s Waters:  From the Panhandle to the Keys, Floridians demand clean water. Our springs, rivers, estuaries, lakes, bays and Everglades will continue to degrade, and threaten our health, quality of life, and economy, until decision-makers buy the land needed to restore and protect our watersheds.
And please spread the word! Don't miss this special event!