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Progressives launch anti-Marco Rubio website

By | 03.21.12 | 2:59 pm

Progressive groups in Florida have launched a website that aims to shine “a spotlight on [U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla.] extremist positions, numerous ethical lapses, and the ‘wrong way’ he’s trying to lead our nation.”

Progressives fight Florida lawsuit against federal birth control mandate

By | 03.05.12 | 12:38 pm

Progress Florida, one of the state’s most active progressive groups, has started a petition denouncing the state’s recent involvement in a lawsuit against the federal government’s mandate requiring health insurers — except for religious employers — to cover contraception as a preventive service.

VIDEO: Scott comes under fire for hefty campaign contribution

By | 02.23.12 | 12:26 pm

Gov. Rick Scott has come under fire for a recent campaign contribution from Coral Gables entrepreneur Miguel Fernandez, chairman of MBF Partners, a “private equity firm that invests in healthcare companies.” MBF recently gave a committee affiliated with Scott a hefty $125,000 donation, leading some critics to speculate that the donation comes as a “thank you” of sorts for Florida’s Medicaid overhaul.

Progress Florida collects 11,289 signatures condemning ‘voter suppression’ bill

By | 01.27.12 | 9:36 am

The day before a U.S. Senate judiciary committee will hold a public hearing on Florida’s controversial new elections law in Tampa, a progressive group announced that it had collected 11,289 signatures for a petition denouncing what the group calls the “Voter Suppression Act of 2011.”

FSU students challenge school’s Koch agreement

By | 01.26.12 | 11:32 am

The Charles G. Koch Foundation has come under fire for its involvement in hiring at Florida State University, and although the school has defended itself against accusations that it accepted Koch funding in exchange for allowing the group to hire certain staff members, FSU students continue to challenge the arrangement.

Planned Parenthood to join Awake the State at rallies tomorrow

By | 10.31.11 | 4:24 pm

Planned Parenthood has announced it will join Awake the State in rallies taking place all over Florida tomorrow.

Awake the State will join Occupy Orlando Nov. 1

By | 10.27.11 | 1:53 pm

The progressive coalition Awake the State will join Occupy Orlando protesters on Nov. 1 in an event focusing on voting rights in the state.

Progressives gather this weekend at Awake the State Summit to plan for legislative session

By | 10.20.11 | 12:57 pm

Awake the State is organizing and mobilizing Floridians who are against Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-led state Legislature during a summit in Orlando this weekend.

Florida House will continue to fight Fair Districts amendment in court

By | 09.30.11 | 8:26 am

Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, told reporters yesterday that the House plans to join two members of Florida’s congressional delegation in appealing a judge’s decision to reject a lawsuit that sought to block one of Florida’s Fair Districts amendments from taking effect.

Progress Florida petition calls on House speaker to ‘drop’ legal action against Fair Districts

By | 09.28.11 | 11:49 am

Progress Florida has launched a new petition calling for Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon to “drop” his chamber’s participation in legal action targeting Amendment 6, one of the two popular Fair Districts measures passed by Florida voters last fall.

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