End the Solar Eclipse in the Sunshine State
Floridians for Solar Choice is a grassroots citizens’ effort working to help more homes and businesses to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun. Because we believe the choice to access solar power should be available to everyone, our coalition is working for the development of good solar policy in Florida, including a constitutional amendment that would give Florida’s families and businesses the right to choose solar power, as well as fighting for fair policy development in the legislature. You can read more about what we are working on HERE.
Learn more about volunteering and help us to:
1. Spread the word about Amendment 4 & urge people to vote YES on August 30th! As a result of our collective efforts, lawmakers and other coalition partners helped place a solar tax abatement amendment on the Florida Primary Election ballot. This initiative would remove a barrier to solar by exempting the panels and other renewable energy equipment from property taxes – huge barriers to solar development in Florida. If passed in August, this policy will lower the cost of solar, increase clean energy jobs, and greatly expand solar development across the state! Click HERE to learn more.
2. Fight the utility-backed ‘solar’ petition: In January ,Solar Choice joined other parties in filing briefs with the Florida Supreme Court opposing the utility-backed amendment, which was created to maintain solar’s status quo in Florida and confuse voters. Unfortunately, on March 31 the Supreme Court narrowly ruled 4-3 in favor of the utility-backed petition, clearing it for the November ballot. The utilities may have more money, but they are on the wrong side of this issue. We will continue to fight against the utilities’ campaign of deception. We need you to fight alongside us! Remember – NO in NOvember!
3. Collect Solar Choice petitions! We are still exploring the option of placing the Solar Choice amendment on the 2018 ballot and are continuing to gather signatures. Every petition collected is valid for 24 months from the date that it is signed, so we encourage you to continue to collect your petitions and send them in on a monthly basis to keep the momentum going! Remember – every petition signed represents another Florida voter who wants access to affordable solar power. This is an incredibly powerful message to legislators as we continue the fight to advance good solar policy in our state. Download, sign and mail in the petition.
4. Donate! All of these tasks require funding. We depend on your support!
Signed petitions can be mailed to:
Floridians for Solar Choice
120 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 105
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334