Dead manatees. Hospitalized toddlers. Brown water...Not the postcard from Florida you’d expect.
None other than Rick Scott, Florida’s current Governor who’s now running for Senate, and his “Big Sugar” buddies. He’s taken $600,000 from Big Sugar interests alone.
We have a real opportunity while he’s on the campaign trail to pressure him to take back the lands from corporations. But we need your help.
Rick Scott wants his campaign for Senate to go off without a hitch. Chip in to fund tv ads demanding that he take back the sugarcane fields now, and end this red tide crisis.
Big Sugar knows the toxic cost to its business. Which is why over the last 20 years, it has poured tens of MILLIONS of dollars into the pockets of Florida politicians.
For years, Governor Rick Scott has allowed crucial environmental regulations--like regular inspections of septic tanks--to be dismantled by corporate interests.
The northern third of Florida’s Everglades has already been drained and destroyed to make way for corporate sugar cane fields. As a result, engineers have forced the water release towards the east and western coasts instead of letting it naturally flow and filter southward through the Everglades.
Which is a big problem that hurts not only the wildlife on the shores, but also the surrounding communities. Already, children have been hospitalized along Gulf counties for toxic exposure. Something as simple as a fun day at the beach can turn into a respiratory nightmare for residents and tourists.
Locals in Florida are outraged. Join the efforts of many locals who are demanding the state government must take the land back from Big Sugar, so the lands can become the Everglades they’ve always been and were supposed to be.
Chip in to fund directed tv ads in Florida ahead of the midterm elections.