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Reclaiming Florida’s Future: Sparking Sustainability
January 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rethink Energy Florida, Sierra Club – Florida,Physicians for Social Responsibility- Florida, Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection, Environment Florida, Earth Ethics, Environmental Action, Food and Water Watch, Floridians Against Fracking, FIRE, and other groups will be hosting an Advocacy Day on January 20th at the Florida Capitol! Advocacy is a great opportunity for concerned citizens to join us in speaking with their elected officials on key energy issues facing Florida this upcoming legislative session. By attending Reclaiming Florida’s Future, you will effectively help us show our representatives that these issues are of great concern to their constituents. Your involvement offers a perspective that your representatives need to hear. Additionally, we will hold a Citizen lobbyist training the previous day on January 19th in order to prepare everyone to speak with confidence.
Some of the issues that we will speak to our elected officials about include:
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!
Encouraging Energy Freedom: Many Floridians are unable to benefit from solar energy because of restrictive regulations. We’d like to see more consumer choice in where Floridians get their energy, and encourage job growth by ending these restrictions.
Clean Power Plan: This plan targets power plants because they are the largest concentrated source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, making up roughly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. There are currently no national limits on carbon pollution levels. We oppose bills which are designed to delay implementing the Clean Power Plan and to divert EPA from its mission to address carbon pollution.
Jan 19, 6:30-8pm: Advocacy training (Public Library) (Snacks provided, dinner on own)
Jan 20: 9am: Mini-training for late arrivals – AFL CIO Building – 200 East College
Jan 20: 10am- 4PM: legislative meetings – Capitol
Jan 20th: 11:20-12:45- lunch – AFL CIO Building – 200 East College
11:20 – shift 1
11:40 – shift 2
12:00 – shift 3
12:20 PM – shift 4
Jan 20: 12:30: press conference (just before rally) – location – indoors, but TBD
Jan 20th: 1PM: rally – Historic Capitol in front of Monroe
Jan 20: 4pm: most busses leave
Jan 20 evening: co-event with Oceans Day Advocates
Register at the link provided above!