Fort Myers 'Awake the State' Rally Calls for Focus on SWFL Priorities

Mar 7, 2017

As the 2017 Florida legislative session begins, activists are rallying behind under the “Awake the State” banner are gathering in towns all over Florida tonight, including Fort Myers.

They’re making demands on lawmakers in Tallahassee on topics ranging from education funding, to environmental issues, and more. 

Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on Gulf Coast Live, president of the Teachers Association of Lee County Mark Castellano joins the show to discuss issues education issues he's pushing lawmakers to address during their legislative session. 

Also joining the program is Patty Whitehead, a board member with the Responsible Growth Management Coalition, discussing environmental concerns from Southwest Florida she wants lawmakers take up in Tallahassee. 

And Jonathan Martin with the Lee County Republican Executive Committee joins the show to discuss other priorities for the region being debated at the state capital.