The Occupy Gainesville General Assembly will meet on Saturday evening starting at 5:30pm on the steps of City Hall in downtown 0Gainesville, just across East University Avenue from Bo Diddly Plaza.
All are encouraged to attend! You will be heard. For more information, see: http://www.occupygainesville.org/consensus (-g)
Low income, migrant women working tirelessly as employees, carers, wives and mothers knew withdrawing the work they did would stop the world from turning. (-g)
March event for the students, families, and faculty of Alachua County public and private schools to speak up for what we believe in. This is a student organized event, not affiliated with ACPS. We demand a positive outlet to express our desire for stricter gun laws, increased security in schools, and more accessible mental health care. We want the students of Stoneman Dougals to know that we stand with them and for the government officials to know we demand to be heard.
Florida House members have tucked into a broad tax bill (HB 7087) a measure that would prevent local governments from banning cruel and inhumane pet mills that too often subject breeding dogs to a lifetime confined to squalid cages. Palm Coast Republican Paul Renner, whom colleagues have chosen be House speaker in a few years, gave the amendment his blessing. (-g)
Gun-rights Republicans in the Florida House are starting to punish Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Delta Airlines after the corporations severed ties with the National Rifle Association.
Over the past 24 hours, Florida lawmakers, borrowing from counterparts in Georgia, have targeted an aviation fuel tax reduction benefiting Delta and proposed late night budget language to rebid a state rental car contract held by Enterprise. The Enterprise contract is not set to expire until Septem...ber 2020.
“We would do this to any company that wants to engage in political speech, whether it’s Enterprise or Planned Parenthood,” said state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill), who added the Enterprise Rent-A-Car language Thursday night in House General Government Appropriations Committee deliberations.
“Anyone can engage in political speech,” said Ingoglia, who also doubles as the Republican Party of Florida chairman. “But we have a duty to watch and make sure government money doesn’t underwrite it.” (-g)
HAPPENING NOW: Parkland school shooting survivors rally for gun reform outside Florida Capitol.
SHARE to spread their message!