We encourage you to call and tell senators to express your support of the Glades communities, businesses, and farms.
(or click senator's name to visit their page and email portal)
Senator Debbie Mayfield tel: (850) 487-5017
Senator Travis Hutson tel: (850) 487-5007
Senator Rob Bradley tel: (850)-487-500
Senator Joe Negron tel: (850)-487-5025
Senator Jack Latvala tel: (850)-487-5016
Senator Lauren F. Book tel: (850)-487-5032
Senator Oscar Braynon tel: (850)-487-5035
Senator Dorothy L. Hukill tel: (850)-487-5014
Senator Anitere Flores tel: (850)-487-5039
Senator Aaron Bean tel: (850)-487-5004
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto tel: (850)-487-5027
Senator Randolph Bracy tel: (850)-487-5011
Senator Jeff Brandes tel: (850)-487-5024
Senator George B. Gainer tel: (850)-487-5002
Senator Bill Galvano tel: (850)-487-5021
Senator Audrey Gibson tel: (850)-487-5006
Senator Denise Grimsley tel: (850)-487-5026
Senator Bill Montford tel: (850)-487-5003
Senator Bobby Powell tel: (850)-487-5030
Senator David Simmons tel: (850)-487-5009
Senator Wilton Simpson tel: (850)-487-5010
Senator Kelli Stargel tel: (850)-487-5022
This bill will have a devastating impact on the Glades communities, the Floridas's agricultural industry, and will further stall the progress of Everglades Restoration. Together we can fight this attack on farmers, agricultural communities south of the lake, and Florida's entire economy.
Legislators receive an abundance of mail daily, however a succinct, well thought out personal letter (via email or Postal Service) is one of the most effective ways of influencing lawmakers.
How to Write a Legislator in 5 Easy Steps
Step 1. Find your elected officials click here
Step 2. From the attached list, develop an email to your respective Senator and Representative.
Step 3. Keep your message short and in the first paragraph, identify yourself with the name of your city and your occupation (if applicable).
Step 4. Try to keep your message short and make your case with facts in fewer than 500 words.
Step 5. If they are supportive of our issues, thank them. If they are not, encourage them to support us (by resisting calls to buy more land south of Lake Okeechobee)
Additional Tips for Drafting an Effective Letter to a Legislator
DO - Be brief, but informed.
DO - Be courteous and respectful without "gushing."
DO - State what it is you want done or recommend a course of action.
DO - Be courteous, to the point, and include specific supporting examples.
DO - Thank the member for taking the time to read your letter.
DON'T - Don't let your passion get in the way of making your point by using profanity, or threats.
DON'T -Fail to include your name and address, even in email letters.
DON'T - Demand a response.
Sign your name to an Opposition Letter on "Buy the Land"
You may sign this in addition to writing your own letter. Click Here to sign.