Imagine a Florida without the Everglades, wetlands and forests, wildlife habitat, sandy beaches and clear drinking water – natural resources that make the Sunshine State a land of dreams.
On Nov. 4, voters have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help reverse the ignorance and mistakes of the past by voting YES on Amendment 1, which would dedicate funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands. Passage of Amendment 1 will ensure that for the next 20 years there will be funding for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund by dedicating 33 percent of new revenues from the EXISTING excise tax on documents (doc stamps) for 20 years. Note: This is NOT a new tax.
The League of Women Voters of Florida urges all voters to give Amendment 1 a green light when they mark their ballots. There is no time to waste.
Judy Achre, Co-President