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FEB 24, Newtown Documentary Screening
Rollins Bush Auditorium, 6:30 PM, Free admission; this event is being co-sponsored by The Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence, WUCF TV, and Global Peace Film Festival. More INFO
FEB 28, State of the Union
President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. This speech is intended to direct the administration's priorities for the rest of the year. We don't know what he will say - but we will be listening and ready to take action if the president outlines proposals related to League priorities such as voting rights, healthcare and the environment. And we'll be playing B I N G O. Learn more and download your cards HERE. Presented by: LWV USA
MAR 15, Advocacy Workshop, Learn How to Make Your Voice Heard, Now is the Time to Take Action
Leaguers in Action, a new committee driven by active, dynamic LWVOC leaders, is kicking off its agenda with an Advocacy Workshop scheduled for 6:30-9 PM on March 15 at East End Market. Information HERE.
MAR 28-29, 2017 Legislative Summit
Florida's Leagues are descending on Tallahassee; be a strong voice and join the Defenders of Democracy. INFO HERE. Your LWVOC is offering a stipend to help you get there. Members only APPLICATION.
READ MORE about lobbying techniques to be the best prepared warrior in Tallahassee.
MAR 8, 11:30 am
Gun Safety & Legislative Solutions
Spaces limited so hurry and ...
Featured speakers: John Mina-OPD Chief, Patti Brigham-Gun Safety Chair, Mike Lafferty-retired journalist
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Anna Eskamani listed as one of the "Fourteen People Making Orlando a Better Place" READ
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LWV ISSUES IMMIGRATION RESPONSE
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's immigration ban:
"The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
The League supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Continue reading...
STANDING UP FOR CHANGE
Patti Brigham (shown above left) quoted in a recent article: "What we have here in Florida are top-down bills," Brigham said. "They are not coming from grass roots. They are not coming because Floridians are clamoring for guns on campus. They are coming because of the NRA and its proponents in the halls of the Legislature."
"Putting a gun on a college campus just doesn't make sense," Brigham said. "Why would you want to make a college environment more dangerous?"
Read more HERE from The DB News Journal
LEAGUE IN ORLANDO WEEKLY
Highlighted in the article "Organized Resistance," the LWVOC is considered one of the leading civic engagement organizations across the country. "In a country that is so increasingly divided politically, we are a third way," states Sara Isaac, LWVOC Co-President.
Read MORE Action Guide here for detailed information and guidance on how to contact, approach, and connect with the most important policy makers in our community.
SHATTERING RACIAL WALLS
For a Black History Month program on racism then and now, we heard powerful stories of courage and stamina as speakers recounted brushes with overt racism even in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Learn more by reading our FB FEB 8 Link
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