Florida Voters Protect Solar Progress
On Tuesday, Florida voters once again affirmed their overwhelming support for solar progress, this time voting against anti-solar Amendment 1 on the November ballot.
“Solar is tremendously popular across state and party lines, and the rejection of Florida’s anti-solar ballot measure is a reminder of that,” said Scott Thomasson, director of new markets at Vote Solar. “Florida voters were armed with the truth behind Amendment 1, and for the second time this year, they cast their ballots for solar progress, customer choice, and local jobs.”
A broad coalition of citizens and organizations publically opposed Amendment 1, including the solar industry, environmental and consumer advocates, and every major newspaper editorial board in Florida. In August, 73% of primary voters in Florida supported pro-solar measure Amendment 4.