Court follows will of the voters to fund land conservation but Legislature fights to keep the money! Stop the appeal!
You can help stop the effort to overturn the biggest conservation victory we had in Florida in years (and maybe ever).
Remember back in 2014 when 75% of Florida voters approved a ballot initiative known as “Amendment 1” to secure annual, dedicated funding for land acquisition? That victorious constitutional amendment effort should have ensured billions of dollars for conservation land but the Legislature diverted the money leaving us with dying springs, algae-choked rivers, bays and estuaries, a alternatively parched/drowned and polluted Everglades, and tourists and businesses running away from our beaches.
Now, after waiting over 3 years for the court to weigh in on the Legislature’s refusal to abide by the constitution, we have gotten justice: On June 15 the circuit judge ordered the state to use the nearly $700 million a year to acquire, manage, and restore new conservation lands.
Conservation won big at the ballot box and again in court! But wait - the Legislature is now threatening to appeal this important ruling. We have to stop the appeal in its tracks.
The Legislature is wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars fighting this case in court. Every day they fight the voters is another day wasted when we could be preserving the most beautiful places in Florida and protecting the state’s economic bread and butter – our natural resources – forever.
The court decision on June 15 that would give us 700 million a year to buy and manage critical conservation land is being challenged – help stop the appeal!
CALL SENATOR JOE NEGRON 792-219-1665 OR EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL SPEAKER CORCORAN 813-792-5177 OR EMAIL: richard.corcoran@
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