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For Our Future Florida Celebrates Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected in a 5-4 ruling the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.” The ruling comes on the week marking the eight-year anniversary of President Obama taking this important step to protect these young people, brought […]

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Priorities Florida, For Our Future FL Call Out President Trump’s Record on Medicare Ahead of His Visit to The Villages

Miami, FL – Ahead of President Trump’s visit to The Villages to discuss protecting Medicare in a closed-door event, Florida organizations are pointing out the hypocrisy of his announcement. Throughout his presidency, Trump has taken a number of steps that would weaken Medicare and threaten seniors’ livelihoods. His $2 trillion tax giveaway to big corporations […]

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St Petersburg Joins Global Climate Strikes

Over 2,500 youth-led climate actions took place in over 120 countries St Petersburg, FL – Today, in coordination with a worldwide day of action happening in over 120 countries, St. Petersburg residents hosted a climate strike and march. “My generation sees what’s causing the problem and I beg our government to stop making it worse,” […]

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For Our Future Statement On Latest Trump Administration Effort To Dismantle Health Care

Ft Lauderdale, FL – For Our Future Florida State Director Ashley Walker issued the following statement after reports that Trump’s Justice Department has issued a new filing in the Pam-Bondi-assisted lawsuit challenging the individual mandate which asks courts to completely invalidate the Affordable Care Act, not just protections for pre-existing conditions: “This decision is reckless […]

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Congresswoman Shalala, Miami Leaders And Health Care Advocates Celebrate Anniversary And Success Of Affordable Care Act

Despite helping millions, ongoing threats to the law include a lawsuit by Attorneys General, cuts to funding for navigator programs, and a repeal of the ACA in the president’s new budget        DOWNLOAD VIDEO FOOTAGE HERE Miami, FL – Today in Miami, Congresswoman Donna Shalala joined health care advocates and local leaders in Miami to […]

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For Our Future Florida Condemns Court Decision In Janus v. AFSCME

For Our Future Florida Condemns Court Decision In Janus v. AFSCME Ft Lauderdale, FL – In response to today’s bare majority 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME which ignores decades of precedent, For Our Future Florida released the following statement: “The Janus decision today is part of a decades long war against unions […]

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For Our Future Florida Responds To Governor Rick Scott Signing 2018-19 Budget

www.ricksrecession.com Tallahassee, FL – For Our Future Florida Communications Director Blake Williams released the following statement on Rick Scott’s state budget signing: “Rick Scott closed the last chapter on his Governorship by once again attacking teachers and the public schools where a majority of Florida children receive their education. Governor Scott’s final budget leaves adjusted […]

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For Our Future Responds To Senate Vote On HB 7055

Tallahassee, FL – As HB 7055 nears a vote in its final committee stop in the State Senate, For Our Future Florida released the following statement: “Yet again, the Republican leadership in Tallahassee is trying to ram through another huge, poorly vetted education bill that requires giving corporate welfare to private charter school companies in […]

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For Florida’s Future Shines Spotlight On Volusia and Brevard County Included In Over Half Of Florida’s Counties Still Living In A Recession

With a majority of Florida counties still below pre-recession job levels, local leaders and community members called on Rick Scott to address the unequal economic recovery and cost of Scott’s policies for Volusia and Brevard families   Between Volusia and Brevard, nearly 165,000 households qualify as “working poor” www.RicksRecession.com Daytona Beach, FL – As Rick […]

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For Florida’s Future Launches ‘RicksRecession.Com’ And Digital Ad Campaign, Shining Spotlight On Over Half Of Florida’s Counties Still Living In A Recession

With a majority of Florida counties still below pre-recession job levels, new website highlights unequal economic recovery and cost of Scott’s policies for Florida’s families www.RicksRecession.com Tallahassee, Florida – As Rick Scott enters his final legislative session, For Florida’s Future, a working families advocacy group, is launchingRicksRecession.com, a new website highlighting the majority of counties still mired […]

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Rick Scott Ignores Calls For Help, Deletes Critical Evidence In Investigation

Fort Lauderdale, FL – In response to revelations that Governor Rick Scott ignored numerous calls for help and deleted multiple voicemails from a South Florida nursing home where eleven patients died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, For Florida’s Future issued the following statement: “While Governor Scott was ignoring emergency post-Irma calls from a nursing home, 11 seniors […]

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For Florida’s Future Responds To The Trump Administration’s Decision To End DACA

Miami, FL – On the heels of pardoning racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Trump administration shamefully announced Tuesday they would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA, a policy that enjoys broad support even with Trump voters. For Florida’s Future released the following statement in response:   “Heartless. That’s the only way to describe Donald Trump’s decision […]

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For Florida’s Future Statement on Rick Scott Dining With Donald Trump in New Jersey

In the wake of Trump doubling down his defense of white supremacist, hate groups, Rick Scott refused to criticize the President and then shamelessly hopped on a plane to return to Trump’s side. For Florida’s Future Communications Director Blake Williams released the following statement: “Rick Scott racing to break bread with Donald Trump after his […]

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Activists Rallied at Rep. Mast’s Office to Launch Mobile Billboard Tour of FL-18

North Palm Beach, FL — Today, For Florida’s Future Action Fund and advocates held a healthcare rally outside Congressman Brian Mast’s office to voice their concerns over his disastrous healthcare vote.   At the rally, HMP launched a two-day mobile billboard tour across his district. This billboard is part of HMP’s accountability campaign to hold Congressman […]

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Community Members Urge Senator Marco Rubio To Vote Against The GOP’s Dangerous Health Care Repeal Plan

With the health care of 22 million Americans on the line and 10 Senators already expressing concern, constituents call on Marco Rubio to save their care Tampa, FL – Today, community members and health care advocates gathered to demand that Senator Marco Rubio vote against the Senate health care repeal bill written and negotiated in […]

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For Florida’s Future Statement on Rick Scott Signing HB 7069 Today in Orlando

HB 7069 sets up a slush fund for unaccountable charter schools, leaves Florida’s children behind and threatens public education Today in Orlando: Residents, parents and teachers denounce Governor Scott signing HB 7069 Orlando, FL – For Florida’s Future issued the following statement today in response to news that Governor Rick Scott will sign HB 7069: […]

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ICYMI: U.S. Rep. Brian Mast Voted to Gut Our Consumer Protections Against Wall Street Banks and Predatory Lenders

FOR FLORIDA’S FUTURE: “The 2008 financial crisis cost Florida 825k jobs. Congressman Mast just voted to bring on the next one.” Quid Pro Quo: Congressman Mast Pays Back Wall Street Special Interests That Invested $242,000 In His Campaign [Port St. Lucie, FL] – In a big win for Wall Street at the expense of Main […]

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State Senate Candidate Jose Felix Diaz Shirks His Responsibility To Represent Floridians, Lobbies For Special Interests Instead

Felix Diaz shows his priorities, skips hearing to lobby for special interests Miami, FL – Today as the Constitution Revision Commission met in Orlando to set rules for how amendments to the Florida Constitution will be approved, State Senate Candidate Jose Felix Diaz was noticeably absent. Instead, Diaz was found lobbying in Miami for private […]

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Disasters and Broken Promises

  Day 1: As a visibly smaller crowd shows up for Trump’s inauguration compared to President Obama’s and even George W. Bush’s, Trump’s @POTUS twitter account posts picture from Obama’s 2009 inauguration, trying to pass it off as his own. Day 2: Millions participate in Women’s Marches across the country protesting Trump’s misogynistic agenda. Day […]

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For Florida’s Future to Senator Rubio: Don’t Fail Our Kids, Don’t Be The Deciding Vote for Trump’s Woefully Unfit Choice for U.S. Education Secretary

Billionaire Republican-Mega Donor Betsy DeVos Has No Experience in Public Education, Only a Passion for Privatizing and Defunding It Rubio Should Join His Fellow GOP Senators Collins, Murkowski, and #DumpDeVos Tampa, FL – For Florida’s Future is urging Senator Marco Rubio to listen to the “onslaught of pressure” from constituents jamming his phone lines and […]

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