Call to Action – Help Us Stop Sweeping Dollars!

Dear Sadowski Coalition and Sadowski Affiliates:

The Sadowski Coalition hand delivered our letter requesting a line-item veto of the $125 million sweep of housing trust funds to the Governor’s office on Friday, May 10.

Since that time, six newspapers have Editorialized- agreeing that the Governor should line item veto the sweep – Gainesville Sun, Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, St. Augustine Record, Tampa Bay Times, and TC Palm. In addition to these, we received a terrific Editorial from the Palm Beach Post.

The Governor will be receiving the budget shortly and will then decide what line items to veto before signing into law.

Now is the time to make a request to the Governor to line-item veto the sweep of the Housing Trust Funds to general revenue.

To be clear, we are NOT asking the Governor to sweep any monies going to the Panhandle/Hurricane Michael help.

Below is sample language you can use:

Dear Governor DeSantis:

Thank you so much for your support of using all the Sadowski state and local housing trust funds to help Florida’s working families, as well as the elderly and persons with disabilities living on fixed incomes. I am writing to respectfully ask that you line item veto the Legislature’s sweep of Sadowski Trust funds.

A line item veto from you would:

  1. Send a message to the legislature that there is no point in sweeping the Sadowski trust funds to general revenue- as you will veto the sweep; and
  2. Leave those funds ($125 million) in the Sadowski trust funds for appropriation next year.

Governor DeSantis, you have distinguished yourself as a leader on this issue. We need you to put a stop to the tradition of sweeping the trust funds by using your line-item veto authority to help us out of the housing crisis in Florida.

To learn more about the Sadowski Coalition, click here.