Plastic Bag Ban Call to Action and Operation Bedroll!

  • Message UKAN’s Lindsey Crews (https://www.facebook.com/lindsey.crews.18) if you can obtain reusable bags or volunteer to educate visitors about the need to reduce single-use plastic. She will be teaching the community to make plastic bag, sleeping mats for the homeless (Operation Bedroll) at Key Largo Library (Friday, April 21).
  • Call Florida Representative Holly Raschein [(305) 453-1202] and thank her for introducing Florida House Bill 93. Ask her what the next step for this bill is and when that should happen.
  • Call Florida Senate Community Affairs Members to urge them to pass Florida Senate Bill 162.
  • Community Affairs Members (contact links found at https://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/CA)
    Chair: Senator Tom Lee (R)[District (813) 653-7061; Tallahassee (850) 487-5020]

    Vice Chair: Senator Jeff Clemens (D)

    [District (561) 540-1140; Tallahassee (850) 487-5031]

    Senator Aaron Bean (R)

    [District (904) 757-5039; Tallahassee (850) 487-5004]

    Senator Jeff Brandes (R)

    [District (727) 563-2100; Tallahassee (850) 487-5024]

    Senator Daphne Campbell (D)

    [District (305) 493-6009; Tallahassee (850) 487-5038]

    Senator Keith Perry (R)

    [District (352) 264-4040; Tallahassee (850) 487-5008]

    Senator Jose Javier  Rodriguez (D)

    [District (305) 854-0365; Tallahassee (850) 487-5037]

    Senator David Simmons (R)

    [District (407) 262-7578; Tallahassee (850) 487-5009]

  • Call Monroe County commissioners to urge them to sponsor a plastic bag ban resolution. District 5 is for Key Largo.
    • Name                                     Title                          Email                                                            Phone
    • Carruthers, Heather District 3               boccdis3@monroecounty-fl.gov                 (305) 292-3430
    • Murphy, Sylvia                   District 5               boccdis5@monroecounty-fl.gov                 (305) 453-8787
    • Neugent, George District 2               boccdis2@monroecounty-fl.gov                 (305) 872-1678
    • Rice, David                   District 4               boccdis4@monroecounty-fl.gov                 (305) 289-6000
    • Kolhage, Danny District 1               boccdis1@monroecounty-fl.gov                 (305) 292-3440
  • Attend next UKAN meeting April 18th. Discuss root cause of single-use plastic problem.  Come up with a plan of action to move forward to reduce consumption of single-use plastics.

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