UNITE FOR CLEAN WATER
A three-month grassroots, organized effort to meet our 223k goal by March 1st
If you are a nonprofit, a business, an individual or a group of like-minded friends, and you want to make a direct contribution to this cause -- a citizens' initiative to amend the Florida Constitution with a fundamental right to clean and healthy waters, the time is NOW:
The above links are everything you need to take part in this legacy event -- this watershed moment -- the UNITE FOR CLEAN WATER effort.
We believe that every county in Florida has a group of people with the right stuff, the type of folks, organizations and businesses who UNDERSTAND the basic, fundamental need for clean water in Florida, with the GUMPTION to do something about it.
In order to accomplish our mission, we have to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Vision: Over 60% of Florida voters elect to amend our constitution in 2024 with the fundamental right to clean water. To qualify for the ballot, we need over 900k printed and signed petitions verified by county Supervisors of Elections, submitted by November 30th, 2023. To trigger Florida Supreme Court review in a timely manner and maintain a solid timeline of operations, we need to hit 223k signatures by March 1st, 2023. This is objectively a tall order, but if Floridians truly want this, Floridians will make it happen.
Campaign operations in brief:
The Florida Right to Clean Water campaign is divided up into six regions: Northwest, North, West Central, East Central, Southwest and Southeast. Check out this page to see which counties are in which regions, and don't hesitate to contact your regional coordinator if you have any questions or concerns (or thoughts or ideas). If and when you register for this effort, your regional coordinator will be in contact with you.
When you connect with your regional coordinator, you'll get a run-down of what to expect: How the campaign will be providing you with communications and logistical support, who else will be part of the Unite for Clean Water effort in your area (so you can combine forces / synchronize as you'd like), etc. They'll also ensure you have access to all the training and information you need for successful efforts.
When you feel comfortable and ready to go, you are encouraged to take the initiative in whatever event or effort you believe is helpful to achieve our signature goals. To note, every county has its own numbers, but 1) more-active counties may have to help less-active counties, and 2) concentration of time and energy may depend on what the congressional district map looks like, whenever that gets determined.
In order to give ALL participants the most up-to-date, accurate picture of where we are (in numbers) and how far we have to go, we ask that every person / business / organization responsible for collecting signatures submits a weekly report (if you have something to report, of course). Presuming all reports are received by Wednesday each week, the campaign will be able to provide a weekly update by each Thursday afternoon.
So, friends, that's how it'll work! We provide the structure and support, you pick up this ball of opportunity and run with it. This is where we're putting our trust and confidence in our fellow Floridians, and -- knowing how much we all love and need our waters in this beautiful state, we believe we can all make this happen -- together.
Let us know if you have any questions! Admin@FloridaRightToCleanWater.org