People's Budget is empowering Floridians to bring accountability and transparency to the budgeting process so that the government prioritizes community needs over corporate greed.
Government budgets impact us at every level - local council, school district, county, state and federal. Unfortunately, due to the complicated nature of budgets, communities shy away from engagement around budgets funded by their own tax dollars. People's Budget is an effort to uplift the community voices in the budget debate, a space usually owned by greedy corporations, their lobbyists, and the politicians they control.
Floridians are burdened with paying for the tax breaks, favors, and entitlements greedy corporations, developers, and real estate tycoons are enjoying. The People's Budget brings together all Floridians regardless of race, class, ethnicity, or zip code to demand accountability around the use of our tax dollars. We push state and local governments to prioritize the most pressing community issues, such as housing, health care, education, and the valuable public services we all rely on. We are putting Floridians back on the political agenda by continually asking: “WHERE IS OUR MONEY?”
Access to research
People's Budget is based on pure facts. We have the receipts, and we are making them accessible to all Floridians.
11,000 Floridians from all across the state have spoken. Democrats, Independents, and Republicans all agree that instead of entitlements, favors, and giveaways to greedy corporations, Florida needs to invest in Floridians.See results here
View Heros & Zeros report
Greedy corporations are getting massive favors at the expense of hard working Floridians. We are collecting the receipts and sharing them with our communities to keep the politicians honest.See our reports
Since 2016, Florida for All – a partnership of Florida Rising, SEIU Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes, Dream Defenders Action, and Faith in Florida Action – has built and run a large scale electoral and organizing program focused on turnout for voters of color, young people, and women across the state.
Everyday Floridians stopped the DeSantis Legislature from passing corporate-backed laws that would have slashed wages for government contractors, allowed predatory phony insurance companies and landlords to exploit renters who can’t afford security deposits, and permit apartment developers to convert tens of thousands of affordable housing units into high-priced luxury condominiums.
Fight for 15
Despite the pandemic we knocked on 1.3 million doors and activated a large-scale virtual organizing program resulting in conversations with 1,240,415 voters that helped turn out over 300,000 first time voters in our universe. Our effort helped pass the first $15 minimum wage in the South and win victory in 95 out of 132 races in which we endorsed, including local champions like Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell, and State Representatives Angie Nixon and Anna Eskamani.