Sea turtles in our oceans are mistaking plastic bags as jellyfish, their main source of food. According to the World Wildlife Foundation and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, all sea turtles are ENDANGERED! Our team of 9-12 year-olds, The Hobe Sound Boys & Girls Club FIRST Lego League"Robot Rulers" are very concerned about the problem. Did you know that Florida has over 1,350 miles of coastline! We love our sea turtles on our beaches and our oceans! Let's stop the pollution! here
Workers, consumers to take Fair Food message directly to Wendy’s corporate leadership in Palm Beach;
Tour to demand real, Worker-driven Social Responsibility from fast-food holdout, not more unenforced promises of human rights…
This coming March 2-12, farmworkers and thousands of consumer allies will be mobilizing to bring Wendy’s — the lone holdout among the big five fast-food companies of Yum Brands, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and Wendy’s — into the Fair Food Program!info, onFacebook
The Florida GOP voted to allow concealed weapons to be carried on state college and university campuses. Over the objections of Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and most Tampa Bay law enforcement leaders, it voted to allow 1.5 million gun owners with concealed weapons permits to openly carry their guns
A new Study on the high cost of low wage jobs in Florida. The report found that near the nearly 39 percent of Florida’s workforce, about 3 million people, are working in low-wage jobs that cost taxpayers over $11 Billion a year in public assistance programs. The report comes at a time when both the state house and senate are considering a
Transportation impact fees developers pay for new development.
Hillsborough County: $770 for a new home
Pasco County: 10,000 for a new home here "The County Commission is now considering a major overhaul of the transportation impact fees developers pay for new development. For too long, the fees has left taxpayers burdened with gridlock and paying most of the cost for new roads. For the past two years, I have worked with Sierra Club and we have taken the lead in a campaign to have new development pay more of its fair share and to use transportation fees as a tool to encourage smart growth. This plan is a big break from the status quo." Pat Kemp
Mayor Cindy Lerner of Pinecrest explains, (Rubio) was once in favor of action to stave off the worst effects of global warming --- such as the sea level rise already encroaching on south Florida towns like Lerner's --- before he decided to run for President and become a climate change denier. here
"Marco Rubio and all the Republican candidates who are in denial, it's really part of a campaign strategy, an ideology, that ignores the reality of the consequences we're facing," Lerner notes that where Republicans in Florida had once actual lead on Climate Change, since Republican Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011, state GOPers have almost completely reversed course.
Tom Lee’shome county has just come out against a fracking bill that will get its next hearing in that committee; on Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission passed a resolution to oppose the bill to study and regulate hydraulic fracturing at the same time it forbids local governments from banning the drilling practice, as many have done.here