Action & Accountability
Florida’s waters and conservation lands are the backbone of our livelihoods and drive our economy. They supply us with clean water and improve our quality of life. For many of us, they’re the reason our families came here and the reason we stay.
As Floridians it’s our responsibility to protect our water, land, and wildlife for now and for future generations. The decisions our elected officials make -- protecting irreplaceable treasures like our springs and the Everglades, funding state parks, advancing clean energy policies -- impact our families, our businesses, and this beautiful state we call home.
Our goal is to elect the best public officials who will enact sound policies that ensure our cherished, yet vulnerable, natural lands and water are protected.
We aim to become the state’s leading non-partisan political voice for protecting Florida’s environment. We will elect, educate, and hold elected officials accountable for their environmental and conservation policy votes. We will work to ensure that lawmakers make our springs, parks, rivers, wildlife, iconic treasures like the Everglades, and clean energy a priority.
We are non-partisan
We represent the environment, not a political party.
Our relationships will build our political power. We will build coalitions that cross party lines, embrace both the public and private sectors, and engage supporters from varied communities and backgrounds. Our partnerships will be non-traditional and will unite our state towards the shared goal of conserving Florida’s precious water and land.
We will use our political power to elect public officials who will champion clean water, our parks, wildlife protections, and clean energy, regardless of their party affiliation.
We will focus on electing, educating, and evaluating our elected officials through a non-partisan lens: conservation. Floridians understand the value of clean and abundant water for people and wildlife, and they cherish the natural areas that make Florida special. Our job is to ensure that our elected officials line up their decisions with that reality.
FCV does not aim to make Florida a blue or red state, but a green one. We know that it takes good Republicans, good Democrats, and good Independents in Congress, in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, and in local governments throughout the state to make that happen.
We will be the voice for the millions of Floridians who care about our natural legacy and want to protect it for future generations.
Every election cycle, every legislative session, and throughout the year, we will give our supporters opportunities to make a difference. And we will provide voters the information and tools they need to engage in the political process, which extends far beyond Election Day.
We will strengthen the impact of the entire community of environmental and conservation organizations by finding common ground and working together to advance our common agenda.
We will empower lawmakers by arming them with the facts, strategies, and alliances they need to make the right decisions. And for those lawmakers who do not make the right decisions, we will hold them accountable.
By tracking voting records and media coverage, attending committee meetings, and through one-on-one lobbying, we will determine which lawmakers are truly committed to protecting our environment. We also know that actions speak louder than words. By developing tools like our Conservation Scorecard, we will keep you informed on who truly champions Florida’s environment at the state legislature.
Please join us in making conservation an important issue when we decide who to vote for on Election Day.
Florida Conservation Voters (“FCV”) started as a coalition of Florida’s conservation community united towards one goal: passing Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. Together, we won in November 2014 and now Florida’s constitution dedicates $20 billion over the next 20 years to protecting and restoring our natural treasures. While we began as an issue-based campaign, we emerged from the 2015 legislative session as a voter conservation movement.