We’ve seen what happens when you fill up the Florida Legislature with lawyers and climate change deniers.
You gets rivers of green slime overflowing into our waterways and coastline, killing fish and sickening people.
It’s time for a change.
In November, voters on Florida’s West Coast will have the chance to break the mold and send scientists instead of lawyers to the state capital. Three women who care deeply about the environment and the health of the people of Florida met this week on the campaign trail with Democratic United States Sen. Bill Nelson during a roundtable discussion in Fort Myers to discuss the toxic algae blooms washing over the state from Lake Okeechobee.
The candidates (from left in the photo above) are Annisa Karim, who is running for state Senate in District 28. Annisa is a wildlife ecologist and water quality expert. Nelson, a former astronaut. Jennifer Boddicker, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology, who is running for the Florida House of Representatives in District 80. And Parisima Taeb, a physician running for Florida House in District 78.