WHY ATTEND: Learn how this amendment can protect our rivers, lakes and streams, restore natural treasures and preserve our beaches and shores.
Bob Graham—our featured speaker
Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor
Senator Bob Graham is the former two-term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. This is combined with 12 years in the Florida legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. As Governor and Senator, Bob Graham was committed to bringing his colleagues together behind programs that served the broadest public interest.
Bob Graham is recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from education, economic development, health care to environmental preservation.
Senator Graham is the author of "America: The Owner's Manual," a book about civic participation, published in 2009. The goal of the book is to provide ordinary people with the means and motivation to go out and influence decision makers in order to achieve positive change in the neighborhoods, communities, state and nation.
5th-Generation Floridian, a pioneer in the Gulf of Mexico longline bottom fishing industry, a founder of the internationally-respected Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival, co-owner of Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant and influential advocate for the promotion, protection and responsible use of our natural resources.
“The Indian River is the heart and soul of this community. Our economy and our quality of life depend on its survival. The River can't speak, so we must be her voice. It is up to us to lead the way to a process to reverse the fate of our Indian River Lagoon and protect our legacy for the generations of Floridians to come.”
Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight, Past President of Audubon of Florida, Clay Henderson has long been associated with environmental policy in Florida, with extensive experience in conservation land acquisition and sustainable development.
“The Constitution is where we enshrine what we value and Floridians value protection of our special lands and waters. Dedicating funding for conservation will provide a lasting legacy to be enjoyed by generations to come. Passing Amendment 1 is the most important accomplishment that we could achieve for conservation in Florida in 2014.”
August 28, 2014
Join us at Gleason Performing Arts Center,
Florida Institute of Technology at 6:30pm.
Reserve your seat at www.amendment1.eventbrite.com
Prior to the event:
Music at 6 p.m. by Paul Garfinkel & The Ashley Gang
Paul Garfinkel is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter and trained Florida Master Naturalist with a Master of Science Degree from the University of North Florida, living in Jacksonville. His lyrics often touch on environmental issues and the need to protect Florida's precious and increasingly scare natural resources.
The Ashley Gang is among Florida's most sought after acoustic folk bands. Join us early on August 28.
Why learning about the amendment matters:
Duane E. De Freese, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Science and Business Development, AquaFiber Technologies Corporation
“Yes on Amendment 1 is a visionary investment in Florida’s future. Protect clean water, natural areas and Florida’s economy, today...and for future generations.”
Dr. Leesa Souto
Executive Director, Marine Resources Council
“ In Florida, land and water are intrinsically linked. We need to conserve land to protect our waters! Yes on Amendment 1!”
To set up interviews with guest speakers or representatives of sponsoring groups:
Listen to the radio interview:
Listen to WFIT’s Terri Wright interview Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham on Amendment 1 and its impact on our land and our waterways. The measure, upon voter approval, would dedicate 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. LEARN MORE. Scroll down to "Choosing Our Legacy-Understanding Amendment 1" and hit "listen".