July 20, 2017

DECF News


Reading vs Comprehension (2017-05-22)

Trump needs to comprehend the words of his terrorism speech. Instead he ignores “New Facts” – the science of climate change. He should “discard those strategies that have not worked” and “apply new approaches informed by experience and judgment.” [May 21 Trump Speech & Commentary]

Green Grades Table & Map (2017-04-10)

The DECF Environmental Report Cards web page for the Florida House of Representatives is ready for use. Visit the pages and check out the result. Dems earned A,B,C,&D grades. Republicans earned D&F grades. [QR Code] [Party Results] [Intro Slides] [Overview] [Table View] [Map View]

FDP Adopts DECF Resolution (2017-04-02)

DECF President Hedrick presented the Environmental Voter resolution drafted by the West Central chapter & Bill Bucolo. John Capece assisted by answering delegate questions. The Florida Democratic Party Executive Committee adopted the resolution. [FDP Environmental Voter Resolution] [Bittel Gives Hedrick the Floor] [John Hedrick Presents Resolution] [Photos by Nargis Abduvohidova] [Delegate Asks Question] [Capece Answers Question]

Gwen Graham Talks Green (2017-04-02)

2018 candidate for Governor, Gwen Graham,stopped by the DECF meeting in St. Pete to voice her support for environmental priorities in the state. Gwen has attended the past two DECF meetings underscoring her commitment to critical Florida issues. [Photo1] [Photo2]

DECF Meets in St. Pete (2017-04-02)

DECF held a meeting at the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) meeting in St. Petersburg on April 1-2. Discussion centered around the environmental report card project and a planned resolution on climate change for consideration by the FDP Executive Com. [Photo1] [Photo2] [Photo3] [Photo4] [Photo5] [Photo6]

Green Grades for Legislators (2017-03-30)

DECF produced environmental report cards on members of the FL House of Representatives. The Green Grades are based on 4 key votes in 2015-16. The project will expand to include new house members & their 2017 votes plus members of the Florida Senate. [Press Release] [Project Summary] [FL Green Grades MAP] [FL Green Grades TABLE]

Exhibit at Advocacy Day (2017-02-17)

John Capece attend the Broward County Advocacy Fair in Weston to recruit members for the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida. More than 50 of the 300+ attendees signed up to receive DECF information. Speakers included DEC Chair Cynthia Busch. [Photo1] [Photo2] [Photo3] [Photo4] [Photo5] [Photo6]

Presentation to Progressives (2017-02-17)

On Wed, Feb 15, Dr. John Capece delivered a presentation about the Environmental Caucus to more than 90 members of the Progressive Caucus at their monthly meeting held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. A 25-minute presentation was followed by 35 minutes of Q&A and group discussion on water issues. [Introduction to DECF] [Audience Photo]

DECF Endorses John Scott (2016-09-27)

The first endorsement in SW FL by DECF was awarded to John Scott, candidate for House District 79 (Lehigh Acres & N Ft. Myers). Announcing the endorsement at a meeting of the Lee Democrats last week was Karen Scherer, DECF VP for Lee County. [Press Release] [Karen Scherer & John Scott]

DECF at FGCU (2014-09-09)

DECF students Erica Dorr, Leopoldine Mathieu, and Antoine Houriez recruited new members at Florida Gulf Coast University during the week of September 8. Thanks to all FGCU student who joined!

Hello from DECF Southwest Chapter (2014-08-20)

We will bring Southwest Florida's environmental issues to the attention of local, state and national politician. We will influence legislation to favor sustainable uses of our natural resources. The more members we have, the more impact we can make! [Facebook Page]

Getting Started (2014-08-20)

In the coming weeks we will be recruiting members and expanding our website and registration process. Be sure to like our Facebook page, and contact us to get involved. [Facebook Page]