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Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment on Solar Power Facing a Changed Landscape Among Voters, New Saint Leo Poll Finds

Likely Voters Continue to Support Medical Marijuana and Property-Tax Ballot Measures

A new Florida survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute (http://polls.saintleo.edu)  found continued strong support for all the proposed amendments to the Florida state constitution, with the notable erosion of popularity for the measure concerning consumers and solar energy. Controversy erupted over this measure on social media, and as the election has drawn closer, major newspaper editorial boards across the state have opposed the measure and termed it misleading.

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Deception Unmasked as Utilities Pour Additional $3.5 million Into Florida's Amendment 1

Proposed solar amendment one of the most expensive in Florida history

As last week’s financial filings confirm, Florida’s monopoly utilities are getting desperate in their attempt to trick voters and have poured another $3.5 million into their deceptive campaign to pass Amendment 1.  These newest funds solidly place Amendment 1 as one of the most expensive ballot campaigns in Florida history.

The utility coalition behind Amendment 1 may be fracturing as the new funds came only from the two largest utilities – Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy – with TECO and Gulf Power taking a step backwards.

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Jimmy Buffett and More than 185 Leaders, Organizations, Businesses Oppose Utility-Backed Amendment 1

Jimmy Buffett NoOn1Early voting begins after shocking leaked audio exposes amendment backers’ deception

As early voting began, and voters continue casting the 2.7 million vote-by-mail ballots requested for next month’s election, a broad coalition of solar businesses and solar-supporting organizations formally announce a diverse and growing list of bi-partisan opposition to the utility-backed Amendment 1 on the November 8th general ballot.

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Solar Advocates Outraged by Breaking News Revealing Deceptive Utility Strategy Behind Florida’s Solar Amendment 1

Leaked audio proves that Amendment 1 is utility-backed voter fraudLeaked audio proves that Amendment 1 is utility-backed voter fraud

Florida voters and members of the broad Floridians for Solar Choice coalition are outraged at the blatant deception and voter fraud displayed by the utilities and special interests behind Amendment 1.

Recently published leaked audio proves what the grassroots coalition has been saying all along: The intent of Amendment 1 is to mislead voters and to stop the growth of customer-owned, rooftop solar in the state of Florida.

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Florida Has 15 Top Organizations Named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s Just Released New 2016 Good Food Org Guide

 

The third annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates 1,000 U.S.-based groups including 15 from Florida who are cultivating a better food system

The James Beard Foundation (www.jamesbeard.org) and Food Tank (www.foodtank.com), along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the third annual Good Food Org Guide featuring 1000 food related organizations across the United States. 15 initiatives from Florida were chosen including Earth Learning, Farmworker Association of Florida, The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fort Lauderdale Vegetables, The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Florida Impact, Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, Florida Organic Growers, The Florida Research Center for Agricultural Sustainability, Inc., Urban Greenworks, Urban Oasis Project, Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, Tallahassee Food Network, Transition Sarasota, and The Urban Farmer Florida.  

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