On Legislature’s opening day, advocates to “Awake The State” for a Florida that works for every Floridian

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As the 2018 legislative session kicks off, advocates will gather at The Capitol to “Awake The State” for a Florida that works for every Floridian, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Local and state leaders along with advocates will call on Gov. Rick Scott and his allies in the Legislature to pass a budget that invests in hardworking Floridians, not more massive corporate giveaways.

The capital city event will be part of a series of statewide actions and events promoting a just state budget, and pushing back against the failed economic policies of the previous eight years under Gov. Rick Scott that have left everyday Floridians mired in “Rick’s Recession”.

Schedule for Tuesday, January 9th:

WHO: Crishelle Bailey, FAMU student and Planned Parenthood volunteer
Julio Calderon, Organizer for the We Are Florida campaign, Florida Immigrant Coalition
Barbara DeVane, Lobbyist for Florida NOW
Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters
Rich Templin, Ph.D., Legislative and Political Director of the Florida AFL-CIO
Karen Woodall, Executive Director of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy

WHAT: Tallahassee press conference unveiling Awake The State’s priorities for a Florida that works for every Floridian.

Additional press events will be held across the state including in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa, New Port Richey, Orlando, Jacksonville, Cocoa, and Stuart.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9th at  approximately 12pm (or immediately after the Governor delivers his State of the State address and the Democratic legislative leaders make their response).

WHERE: Florida State Capitol – Fourth Floor rotunda
400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399

For a listing of events in other cities visit AwakeTheState.com.


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