Did you know?
In Florida, if you are convicted of a felony you are BARRED FOR LIFE from voting.
This currently excludes 1.4 million Floridians from participating in democracy. These are people from all walks of life.
That can all change in 2018 — with the Voting Restoration Amendment (Amendment 4)— a Florida ballot initiative - that gives Florida voters the choice to return the eligibility to vote to our friends, family and neighbors who have fully completed their sentences. The grassroots-driven effort is relying on everyday Americans like us to step up and help.
CLICK LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP:
Call call call and then call again. Action coming soon.
Separating families is not new in our country; our country was founded on and made rich by separating and selling enslaved Africans as well as the genocide as well as separation of Native Americans from their families. We cannot change our history or pretend it didn’t happen. What we CAN DO is learn from it, STEP UP NOW, and call out injustice and abuse when we see it.
FIND YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER TO FIND THE WATCH PARTY CLOSEST TO YOU! CAN'T FIND ONE? HOST YOUR OWN!
The Florida Democratic Gubernatorial candidates will debate Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the Pinellas Park High School Auditorium.
The 7- 8 pm portion of the event will be televised live and without commercial breaks by Spectrum News on Spectrum News 13 on channels 13, 1013 HD and 1213 in Central Florida and on Spectrum Bay News 9 on channels 9, 1009 HD and 1209 in the Bay-area. Live streaming will also be available anywhere on www.baynews9.com or www.mynews13.com.
Four candidates have committed to participate - Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Philip Levine and Chris King. The event is one of four Democratic gubernatorial primary debates scheduled for the summer; the others will be in Miramar, Fort Myers, and Miami.
Moderators will be Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times as well as Spectrum News 13 Anchor Tammie Fields and Spectrum Bay News 9 Anchor Holly Gregory. Some of the questions will be asked by students from Florida schools.
Sponsors are three local grassroots organizations - Indivisible FL- 13, Fired Up Pinellas and Women’s March FL.
PLEASE NOTE: The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida is neither sponsoring nor affiliated with this event.
Puerto Rico, 2nd Action!
Today we ask you to continue learning about Puerto Rico. Watch the 2 videos in the links below and then complete the SECOND ACTION. Your attention and interaction are needed and what you will learn will change your perspective.
Democracy Now--Naomi Klien
Democracy Now-- "Battle for Paradise"
The pictures below show the letter that Rep. Nydia M. Velasquez and Rep. Darren Soto signed, along with the Natural Resources Committee Democrats, calling for hearings into the administration's disastrous recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. We owe it to our extended families in Puerto Rico to get answers and be better prepared in the future. The Harvard study makes clear that Maria’s death toll was staggeringly higher than the official count. Contact your representative and let them know their silence is consent to State-Sponsored Mass Killing.
HERE IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE. WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT THEM AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE! https://naturalresources.house.gov/about/members.htm
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THESE 4 ACTIONS WILL NOT BE ENOUGH AND ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR COALITION FIGHT AGAINST STATE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE. Take these 4 simple steps while we continue to work on a larger scale campaign and actions.
1. Contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives. Ask what are they doing to keep these children safe and what are they working on to prevent them from being separated from their families?
2. Sign the ACLU petition to ask Kevin McAleenan, who is the Commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection to stop the State sanctioned abuse of our immigrant children. https://action.aclu.org/petition/cbp-stop-abusing-children…
3. Contact Kevin McAleenan office. Here is their contact information: https://www.cbp.gov/contact/cbp-hq
4. Contact ICE here https://www.ice.gov/contact/oce or by calling them at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE