WILDWOOD—After cryptic and conflicting news leaks over the last 24 hours, today the
Florida Department of Transportation announced a “pause” to the Northern Turnpike Extension
Happy Pride Month from all of us here at Progress Florida! As we close out this month of reflection, community events, and celebrating the great strides made for equality in our state and nation, we’re also confronted with the reality of continuing attacks on Florida’s LGBTQ community.
We cannot look away. We cannot become numb. From Buffalo to Uvalde to Parkland to the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and the hundreds of mass shootings across our state and nation every year, it’s clear that no person, parent, or child is safe from the gun violence epidemic.
Companies like Disney, Florida Blue, FPL, Publix, Geo Group, and more donated millions of dollars to anti-abortion lawmakers, according to public data compiled by Floridians for Reproductive Freedom.
Following the leak of U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion designed to overturn Roe v Wade, on Saturday May 14th, Floridians will rally in support of reproductive freedom. Visit Bans Off Our Bodies to find a rally near you.
We are fighting for our state’s future by working to stop this toll road debacle in its tracks. The Florida Department of Transportation is proposing a toll road starting at Wildwood that could have devastating impacts on mostly rural Levy, Marion, Citrus, and Sumter counties.
As Florida continues to feel the impact of the pandemic, voters strongly prefer that the state expend resources on struggling families, businesses, schools and healthcare systems (63% support) rather than pursue a path of austerity.