Protect Our Way Of Life

Amendment 9 Will Protect Our Way Of Life

VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 9

Most of us live here because we enjoy being outdoors. Oil and gas drilling off our coasts puts our way of life at risk.

Vote YES on Amendment 9 this November 6 to protect our way of life.

We're so lucky to call Florida home. Wherever you are in the state, you’re never more than 60 miles from the coast, and many of our beaches rank among the top in the world. We have such great access to our coasts that Key Largo is known as the “Dive Capital of the World” and Florida is known as the "Fishing Capital of the World."

Coral Reef | Credit: NOAA
Coral Reef | Credit: NOAA

Our inland wetlands are also world renowned with the Everglades being the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

More than 75% of us live in coastal counties and generate 79% of the state’s economy, mostly from tourism and recreation. Florida’s commercial fisheries are among the most important in the country, contributing 64,744 jobs, $13 billion in sales, and $2.4 billion in income. Forty percent of all U.S. visitors reported beach and other water-related activities as one of their top activities when visiting Florida.

Most of us live here because we enjoy being outdoors in Florida; whether it is for the chance to see a nesting sea turtle, to dive our coral reefs, fish our waters or simply watch a mesmerizing sunrise or sunset. Oil and gas drilling off our coasts puts our way of life at risk.

Vote YES on Amendment 9 on November 6th!


Top photo: Florida Sunset | Credit: Thomas [FlickrCC]