It’s been one heck of a week!
Late last week, the legislature passed Senate Bill 6 — the bad-for-schools, bad-for-teachers, bad-for-students, cram-down education bill. And by Wednesday afternoon, we had delivered an online petition to Governor Crist signed by 13,629 Floridians, urging him to veto this harmful bill. Yesterday, the governor did just that.
This was a huge win for Florida — and a big loss for my opponent, Bill McCollum, and the rest of the political insiders in Tallahassee who wanted to put the special interests ahead of the people’s interests.
But it’s not going to stop Bill McCollum, who said yesterday after Governor Crist’s veto that if he was elected he would “lead the charge” to pass SB 6. We can’t let that happen.
In the hours after the veto, I asked you to help us meet a short-term goal of raising $5,000 — one dollar for each signature we got on our petition in the last 72 hours — to keep up our momentum.
This week, Floridians learned what we can do if we join together to make our voices heard. We also saw once again just how important that veto pen can be to stop the out-of-control special interests in Tallahassee.
Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm this week. I’m proud, and grateful, to be on your side in this fight and in the ones ahead.