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Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Lenny Curry, Anna Lopez Brosche

Protect Southern History in Jacksonville

Mayor Curry and President Broche - Please don't kowtow to the Anti-American, Anti-Veteran hate groups that want to erase our history.  Please say 'enough is enough' and do what Hillsborough County is doing - pass a protection ordinance protecting memorials TO ALL VETERANS OF ALL WARS in Jacksonville. Background:The Extreme Left including the "Occupy", the Uhuru Movement, the New Black Panther Party, and other borderline domestic terrorist organizations like Anti-Fa and Black Lives Matter have been successful using civil disobedience, bullying and lies in New Orleans and Gainesville, FL to coerce government officials to eradicate historical veterans memorials them from history.   The beautiful memorial to Gen. Robert E. Lee is in a scrap pile in New Orleans after being shockingly removed in the wee hours despite the public's wishes.  The same thing is has happened Orlando and Gainesville. Their next targets are WWI memorials in New Orleans and in Walton County, FL. They now have turned their attention to Jacksonville and have declared war on Robert E. Lee High School, Jefferson Davis Middle School, Kirby Smith Middle School and J.E.B. Stewart Middle School, as well  the Ladies Memorial in Confederate Park, Confederate Park and all other monuments including Hemming Plaza.  Their stated goal is to obliterate Jacksonville's history from 1860-1950. Using #fakeracism to divide us along color lines - they trump up 'white guilt' and exploit well-meaning black Southerners as pawns in their war on American History. Their attacks are divisive and hurtful to many, especially for these who's family members the observances commemorate.  They are also hurtful to family and friends of those who attended or worked at the targeted schools.   And because these are attacks on American Veterans, most veterans find the attacks offensive as well.  They realize that blaming a veteran for an unpopular war is a slippery slope and that all wars are offensive to someone. But these hate groups are INTOLERANT of ANY views but theirs everything they label offensive has GOT TO GO! If you don't agree with them...sign this petition and also join the fight by joining Save Southern Heritage  - FL at www.sshfl.org   We were victorious in protecting Tampa's historical Confederate Veterans memorial and, with your help, we will win in Jacksonville! -Together we can -Save Southern Heritage - FL ____________________________ About us: SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a 501 c (4) public welfare corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and “Erase-ism” levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina’s historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected. SSH FL does not condone racism and as such we do not support any group or person that does. We respect the rights and privileges of all as bestowed on them by their creator and expect those in our association to respect and treat others as they themselves would wish to be treated. The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in Heritage battles throughout Florida including the “We’ll Remember in November Campaign” that resulted in #heritagehater candidates loosing elections in Florida and saving the Confederate Veteran War Memorial in downtown Tampa.  More info: www.sshfl.org    

Save Southern Heritage - FL
8,603 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Rick Scott, Joseph Abruzzo, Lori Berman, Bill Hager, Al Jacquet, Rick Roth, David Silvers, Emily Slosberg, Bobby Powell, Kevin Rader, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MaryLynn Magar, Matt Willhite, Cary Pigman, Byron Donalds, Gayle Harrell, Joe Negron, Denise Grimsley, Kathleen Passidomo, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio

Fix South Florida's Flood Control Structures

As Hurricane Irma barreled towards South Florida as a category 5 hurricane, people began to worry about its impact on Florida's Herbert Hoover dike around Lake Okeechobee and other local flood control structures. If burst, the dike would unleash a massive amount of water, flooding Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach counties with up to 5 feet of water. All of the structures are aging, underfunded, and in need of repair. Though the hurricane passed without hitting the dike full force, these areas are still in danger. The 143 mile dike around Lake Okeechobee has been eroding, and its water levels are the highest they have been in 12 years. Therefore, there is a risk that the dike will overflow and cause flood damage to local communities. Yet, repairs are not expected to be completed until 2025. Next time a hurricane comes, it may not be a close call. Sign our petition to demand that US Congress, the Florida Congress and Senate, and the US Army Corp of Engineers prioritize funding for the dike so that it can be completed by 2020.    A year-long review of the South Florida Water Management District’s operations and maintenance program found the annual allotment set aside for repairs to levees, canals and water control structures should be about $88.5 million, while the actual budget averages only $53 million. Sign our petition petition to demand that $2 million for the repair and maintenance costs of South Florida's flood structures is added to the 2018 budget. The Florida Congress approved $50 million of Rick Scott’s requested $200 million to to help advance the project. However, the project is estimated to cost $1.6 billion. More funds are needed. A $400 billion spending bill just passed by Congress and Trump includes $10.43 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to spend on hurricane relief. Currently, the Corps is “still researching” and “analyzing” how they want to spend the money. Help us convince them to make funding dike repairs a priority. Join the movement to protect Floridians. Thanks for adding your voice!

Sarah Garelick
85 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Florida State House, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor

Repeal the law requiring Florida gambling facilities to offer greyhound racing.

More than half of the greyhound races held in the US are in the state of Florida. Since May 2013, nearly 400 dogs have died at Florida tracks — some had their necks broken, some died of heat stroke, and still others were electrocuted to death. I’ve spent decades working to bring racing dogs back to health after they have been subjected to horrifying treatment like being kept in cramped, solitary cages for twenty or more hours a day, and even being dosed with illegal drugs like cocaine. Here’s the thing: Florida gambling facilities don’t even want to hold greyhound races in the first place — but they’re required to by a state law that mandates dog racing. If this harmful state dog racing mandate is repealed, greyhound racing will slowly phase out and end in the Sunshine State. I’ve spent 20 years working to help injured, worn-out greyhounds rescued from the racing industry. Adoption groups like mine are doing all we can, but there are far more of these amazing animals who need help than we are ever able to bring back to health. Until this law changes, we’re facing an unwinnable battle. Tell the Florida legislature that it’s time to repeal the law that requires gambling facilities to conduct greyhound racing. There is no reason for this animal cruelty to continue, especially when the businesses operating the race tracks don’t want to keep them going in the first place. Greyhound racing hasn’t been profitable in Florida for years. Last year alone, Florida tracks lost $32 million holding greyhound races. Even the state is losing money on dog racing, because the costs of regulating the races exceed revenues. The state dog racing mandate is a loser for everyone. The tracks are losing money, taxpayers are taking a loss, and the greyhounds are losing their lives. Tell the Florida State Legislature to stop keeping greyhound racing alive, and to repeal the law requiring that tens of thousands of greyhound races take place in the state each year.

Marilyn Varnberg for Greyhound Adoption of Florida and GREY2K USA
219,108 supporters