We, the progressive bloggers and activists of the state of Florida, believe that our beloved Sunshine State is really a blue state. Most voters in Florida hold progressive values -- equality, fairness, effective and efficient government, protecting our natural resources, justice and moving our state and country forward in a manner that benefits the most people most of the time.
But there is a disconnect -- our legislature, our members of Congress, our governor and too many of our other state and local officials are Republicans. Many of them are extremist Republicans. How did this happen? There are many reasons why, but we don't want to dwell on those, we want to dwell on solutions. Here's what we propose:
As bloggers, we are dedicated to the use of technology to transform the politics that affect our lives. The Florida Progresssive Coalition is not limited to liberals or Democrats or anything like that -- we welcome anyone who is dedicated to progress for Florida and for our nation. Won't you join us?
- Educate the voters.
- Hold the media accountable.
- Educate and assist progressive activists.
- Create a progressive political infrastructure across the state.
- Move our elected officials -- and more importantly, our policies -- in a more progressive direction.