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a message from Andrew Gillum …Learning through play before age 5 is important


Andrew Gillum for Governor

Team —

I’m fortunate enough to be on paternity leave while we wait for the imminent arrival of our third child — something I will make possible for every parent in Florida when I’m Governor. But that’s an email for another day.

Today, I want to talk to you about early childhood education, and what our goals are here in Florida. While we’ve been soaking up as much time as possible with our almost three-year-old twins, Caroline and Jackson, before their brother arrives, I’ve been thinking a lot about the needs of every young child in the state — and how we can ensure those needs are met.

Right now, we begin most of our public education at five years old — but research tells us that 90% of a child’s brain development happens from ages zero to five. I firmly believe we need to invest more in those earliest years through research-based programs that help our children learn, grow and thrive.

When we talk about wanting to start education earlier, we aren’t talking about sitting two year olds down and getting them to bubble in a multiple choice test. Our goal for earlier childhood education is one that is focused on learning through play — what research tells us is most effective. We’re talking about coloring, learning to share, building blocks, and story time.

If you agree that we need this kind of research-based early childhood education in Florida, add your name to our petition now >>

Together, we can make sure that every child in Florida has the opportunity to be the best that they can be.

Bring it home,

Andrew

Save the Date: 6/8/2017


World Oceans Day

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Get ready for the People’s Climate March! 4/29


Calling on the Resistance….

greenpeace

In the past few weeks, Trump has declared all-out war on our environment, and our democracy. With your help, we’re ready to fight back more than ever. Next up, we’re participating in the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC, on April 29 — which Greenpeace is proud to partner.

Let us know you’re with us! RSVP today.

On April 29th, we will march with our partners, our allies, and our families. We will march for clean air and clean water. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

We will march in the spirit of the unprecedented Women’s Marches and other powerful rallies that shook the globe in the hours and days following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the 115th Congress. And we will march to demonstrate our resistance to Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs. Commit now to joining us in DC or at one of the other days of action across the country!

I look forward to resisting alongside you in the weeks ahead!

For our climate and communities,

Adrienne Lowry
National Mobilization Organizer, Greenpeace USA

P.S. Whether you plan to march in DC or participate in your own community with acts of resistance,you’ll want to download our #RESIST toolkit, with printable signs and posters so you can make a stand wherever you are. Check it out here!

Get ready for the People’s Climate March!

There’s also some awesome poster art for Saturday to download and print here.

 

March for the climate with Earthjustice


Join Earthjustice for the Peoples Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

Every time President Trump and Congress attack our environment with bluster and ineptitude, we fight back with litigation and people power. Each unfit appointee and attack on fundamental environmental protections has been countered with thousands of phone calls and letters from Earthjustice supporters like you. When Trump signed an executive order opening tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry, Earthjustice attorneys went to court.

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in stronger environmental protections—and resistance to assaults on these protections has transformed community members into dedicated activists.

On April 29, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, Earthjustice will join hundreds of thousands in the nation’s capital for the Peoples Climate March—the environmental community’s strongest act of resistance yet. Will you join us?

From town halls to the streets of Washington, D.C., we have seen the difference people power can make. Together we’ve made tremendous progress toward fulfilling the promise of our communities as safe, healthy places to live and work, and toward safeguarding our irreplaceable natural world. Now it’s time to fight back against the onslaught of attempts to roll back those years of progress.

Download and print your own Earthjustice signs for the Peoples Climate March here.

If you can’t make it to the capital, we still need you in the streets. Join others in your own community at one of the hundreds of sister marches from Savannah, Georgia to Fairbanks, Alaska.

People across the country will march in support of communities facing off against big polluters and creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable future. Join us in Washington, D.C., or at one of the 250 sister marches around the country.

Thank you for helping us win—in and out of the courtroom.

Trip Van Noppen
President, Earthjustice