Planned Parenthood has joined the growing movement to “awake the state” – the state of Florida, that is. Gov. Rick Scott and his allies in the Legislature have launched an all-out assault on Florida’s middle class and on women’s access to health care. They have cut billions from our public schools, cost thousands of people their jobs, harmed the quality of health care for Floridians, and attempted to put tough restrictions on women’s access to reproductive health care.
Average Floridians are fed up with the Governor and those legislative leaders, who insist on balancing the budget on the backs of hard-working Floridians – and who introduce bill after bill to curtail women’s rights. Enough is enough!
That is why the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates (which includes our affiliate, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida) has joined the Awake the State organization as a coalition partner, and it’s why we are urging all of our supporters to attend one of the many rallies that will take place around Florida on Tuesday, January 10th (that’s when the legislative session begins). Please check out the Awake the State website for a rally near you, or go to the Awake the State Facebook page. We must join the struggle to inform our fellow Floridians of what’s really going on in Tallahassee!
It’s time to demand that our Governor and our state legislators end the war on women and on our middle class – and focus their energies on protecting and expanding our middle class by investing in our future.