June 28, 2020

Dear Ms. Stortstrom,

       On behalf of the Endorsement Committee of the Environmental Caucus of the Sarasota Democrats (ECSCD), I am writing to inform you that we are endorsing your candidacy for Florida State House of Representatives, District 74. The Environmental Caucus endorses candidates, who support legislation and actions on critical environmental issues. Further, the Environmental Caucus backs candidates who pledge to support the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Now or Neverglades Declaration.

       We were impressed by your commitment to improve education for the special needs population and to protect the precious natural resources of Flordia. You truly revere Mother Earth and uphold sustainability.

       The following environmental priorities, which you identified as being prepared to support, are essential for the future of Sarasota and Florida, include ceasing:

  1. Phosphate mining which extracts from the aquafers and discharges into the waterways;

  2. Significant sugar production, which interferes with aquafers and discharges in the waterways, and allowing the water to flow south again; and

  3. Sewage dumping and extensive infrastructure repair and rapid building of advanced water treatment facilities.

      The Environmental Caucus will recognize the endorsed candidates on its website (www.environmentalcaucusscd.org) and will prepare a document, which identifies the endorsed candidates and defines their key issues. You are welcome to refer your constituents to the site and share the material in the future. Additionally, you may post the endorsement seals on your website and other communication.

       Congratulations on being endorsed by the Environmental Caucus. We are here to help you encourage the residents of Sarasota county to think green and vote blue!

      Respectfully,

      Michelle A. Johnston, Ph.D.

      Chair, Environmental Caucus

June 28, 2020

Dear Ms. Stortstrom,

       On behalf of the Endorsement Committee of the Environmental Caucus of the Sarasota Democrats (ECSCD), I am writing to inform you that we are endorsing your candidacy for Florida State House of Representatives, District 74. The Environmental Caucus endorses candidates, who support legislation and actions on critical environmental issues. Further, the Environmental Caucus backs candidates who pledge to support the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Now or Neverglades Declaration.

       We were impressed by your commitment to improve education for the special needs population and to protect the precious natural resources of Flordia. You truly revere Mother Earth and uphold sustainability.

       The following environmental priorities, which you identified as being prepared to support, are essential for the future of Sarasota and Florida, include ceasing:

  1. Phosphate mining which extracts from the aquafers and discharges into the waterways;

  2. Significant sugar production, which interferes with aquafers and discharges in the waterways, and allowing the water to flow south again; and

  3. Sewage dumping and extensive infrastructure repair and rapid building of advanced water treatment facilities.

      The Environmental Caucus will recognize the endorsed candidates on its website (www.environmentalcaucusscd.org) and will prepare a document, which identifies the endorsed candidates and defines their key issues. You are welcome to refer your constituents to the site and share the material in the future. Additionally, you may post the endorsement seals on your website and other communication.

       Congratulations on being endorsed by the Environmental Caucus. We are here to help you encourage the residents of Sarasota county to think green and vote blue!

      Respectfully,

      Michelle A. Johnston, Ph.D.

      Chair, Environmental Caucus

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