The science of Everglades restoration has been settled for decades, so now we are left with ballot box choices. Politicians of the past from both political parties have stood with the polluters and water thieves, not wanting to ruffle the sugar industry’s feathers, so refusing to do the hard work.
Our job, then, has been to find new leaders.
One of them is Congressman Brian Mast.
In our 30-year battle to save and protect America's Everglades, we have lacked true bipartisan leadership inside the state of Florida and within the halls of the United States Congress at the same time – each willing to stand up to a treacherous industry – Big Sugar – and hundreds of their highly paid lobbyists.
Two men. Two women. Two political parties.
In Washington, D.C., the Everglades have two remarkable superstars standing up to the status quo designed decades ago by and for the sugar industry – U.S. Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) representing the top of the broken water management system and U.S. Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) representing the southern end of the broken system.
Inside the state, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to force the change necessary to get clean freshwater flowing south from Lake Okeechobee. He has not quit, nor has he backed down from his promise to us and all 21 million Floridians.
On the southern end of the system, we have a powerful ally: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava (D) is now running for Mayor of Miami-Dade. We are counting on her to win this race and then work with us to ensure more freshwater be sent south when and where it is needed.
Two elected officials from both political parties using all their muscle to push clean freshwater south of Lake O. Two elected officials from both political parties vigorously pulling, demanding that water reach them.
Two men. Two women. Two political parties. Let’s make more.
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