Learning from Our Policy Past to Shape Our Future
By learning about our past, we give ourselves the knowledge we need to shape a better future – one in which every Floridian, of every race in every corner of our state, can reach their full potential.
When We Come Together
We all lose when policy decisions limit who can thrive. But when Floridians come together to pursue a better future, everyone wins.
Florida Teacher Walkout, 1968 Black and white teachers joined together in the first statewide teacher strike in the United States to protest the longstanding underfunding of Florida’s public schools. They demanded higher pay and more funding for schools — and they won. Learn More
Community Health of South Florida, 1971 Community Health of South Florida Inc. was established to fill a gap in health care access for Black and Mexican residents of South Miami-Dade. Today, with 11 centers and 30 school-based centers, it provides quality health care for all. Learn More
Voting Rights Restoration (Amendment 4), 2018 The historic passage of Amendment 4 restored voting rights for people with past convictions who had been permanently disenfranchised. A multi-racial, nonpartisan coalition built a groundswell of support across Florida. Learn More
Fight for $15 (Amendment 2), 2020 In 2020, Florida voters made the historic decision to move 2.5 million working Floridians closer to a living wage by passing Amendment 2, which gradually increases the minimum wage each year until it reaches $15 per hour by 2026. This will raise the pay floor for workers with the lowest income and ultimately benefit all Floridians. Learn More