Subject: Floridians didn’t vote for pipes and pumps
Adding insult to injury, Republican legislators are pushing legislation to further undermine Amendment 1 conservation funding. HB 1075 and SB 1290 would allow Amendment 1 dollars to be used for things like water pipes and pumps.
Join me and sign this letter to the Florida Legislature today telling them that further undermining Amendment 1 is unacceptable.
In 2014, an overwhelming 75% of Florida voters approved Amendment 1 requiring certain state funds to be used for conserving land and water resources. Amendment 1 was a response by voters to ever shrinking state resources being utilized to purchase sensitive lands for conservation, water protection, and species preservation.
In the 2015 session, legislators brazenly ignored Florida voters outright, diverting Amendment 1 funding to other areas of the state budget. A legal challenge is currently working it’s way through state courts. HB 1075 and SB 1290 are taking this outrage one step further and is simply a finger in the eye of every Florida voter who voted for Amendment 1. We need to let our legislators know loud and clear that pumping and piping water is neither land conservation or serious water protection.
Take action and tell the Florida Legislature to vote no on HB 1075/SB 1290 and keep Amendment 1 funds for protecting Florida’s land and water.
Thanks for all you do to preserve Florida for future generations.