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Travel back in time with the League to Seneca Falls!


You are invited to join the LWV Florida as we explore the connections of the twin civil rights struggles in America — Gender and Race November 1-5, 2017.

Join us as we walk in the halls of Susan B. Anthony’s home where she penned her many fiery letters and planned her assault on both slavery and the fight for women’s rights.

We will also gaze out of the windows of Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the trees her boys climbed while she wrote her eloquent speeches and we will walk in the hallowed place of the first Women’s Convention in Seneca Falls.

Join us as we stand under the apple trees of Harriet Tubman on her homestead sold to her by the Sewards who also provided protection to runaway slaves. Its all so powerful and interconnected! You won’t want to miss paying your respects to the gravesite of Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. It is awe-inspiring what a person can do with their lives.

Early Bird Pricing:
Single occupancy: $2,499
Double occupancy: $2,099

This is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in New York! It seems fitting to spend your days walking the paths of so many New York women leaders in Rochester, Auburn, and Seneca Falls. This will be a trip that you won’t forget. You will come home inspired, educated, and with a more profound understanding of the powerful and difficult fight for civil rights that has made our nation the beacon of democracy in the world.

Register by using the link provided below:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejpak70ff714589&llr=jhigmrdab

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LWV Leadership Conference (October 20-21)


The time is NOW to sign up for our exclusive leadership training! Signing up for this event will give you access to train, network, and invigorate your skills as leaders and future leaders!

League Leaders: We ask that you speak to your League members collectively and one-on-one to make sure they join each of you in taking advantage of this opportunity. Whether it is a Vice-President, Voter Services Chair, or a member you know is filled with potential, it is our duty as leaders to give them the chance to learn with us!

We will be spending the event at the fabulous Sheraton Orlando North, located at 600 North Lake Destiny Road, Maitland, FL, 32751.

Our LWV Florida block grants you the following prices:

Single: $115 per night
Double: $125 per night
Triple: $135 per night

Bring your family and make it an adventure! These special room rates will be valid from 3 days prior to the event, to three days after. Take a few days to Orlando before and after our conference!

Reserve your room here or call (407) 660-9000 and book your room before October 6 to be included in our room block.

Cut and Paste this link in your browser to register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejpknj2eefff905&llr=jhigmrd

We have put together a program that you will not want to miss, including our two keynote speakers:

Myrna Pérez is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program and leader of the Center’s Voting Rights and Elections project. She also serves as the LWV Florida pro bono counsel on all election and voting rights issues and litigation. An expert on voting rights and election administration, she is the author of several nationally recognized reports and articles, including Election Day Long Lines: Resource Allocation (Sept. 2014) and If Section 5 Falls: New Voting Implications (June 2013). Her work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and others. She has testified before several state legislatures on a variety of voting rights related issues. She is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School and has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law.

Kate Kennedy, MBA, CFRE serves as the Chief Development Officer of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Kate brings more than 14 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development, and membership recruitment. Prior to joining the League, she served as the Director of Development for the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free private school serving girls from Anacostia, DC. Previously she served as Major Gifts Officer at Women for Women International. Kate also spent eight years at The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital where she worked in membership, annual giving, major gifts and was on the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting team.

 


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Voting Rights Restoration Event Follow-up


SayYes to 2dChances-29AugAttentative Crowd-2-29AugIMG_0244IMG_0246What an outstanding, informative and inspirational presentation by Dr. Ralph L. Martin, JD, to an enthusiastic group of attendees at the Patio Grill, Sanford, FL on Tuesday evening, August 29, 2017.

Dr. Martin’s presentation covered the petition initiative to Restore Voter Rights and give 2d chances to returning citizens, and how Expungement of the Records of persons with criminal convictions can lead to a productive return to society for those affected.

Dr. Martin is a well-respected authority regarding juveniles and adults in the criminal justice system in Florida and on prisoner reentry to society in Florida and at the national level. Dr. Martin is a steadfast advocate on behalf of all inmates, ex-offenders and their families at the local, state and national level. He is a continuing advocate for reducing recidivism, gaining employment opportunities for ex-offenders, providing alternatives to violence, teaching life skills to ex-offenders, and “stopping kids before they reach the juvenile justice system”, thereby truncating the “school to prison” pipeline.


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Reminder: Voter Rights Restoration Program Tonight


Please  join us tonight at the Patio Grill Sanford (located at 2900 S. Orlando Dr) from 6 pm to 8 pm (program begins at 6:30 pm).  Dr. Ralph Martin, Jr. Director of Re-entry, Training Workforce & Expungement, with the FL Rights Restoration Coalition will be speaking.  You can get information, sign a petition, take petitions for family, friends, colleagues.  The cost if $6.00 at the door – snacks are provided, but you can purchase food and drinks.  We hope to see you tonight.


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Learn more about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact


You’re invited to our next webinar for League members to be held tomorrow, August 22nd  at 6 p.m.

Learn about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), why the League supports it, and what it would mean for future presidential elections.

Learn about steps that you can take at the local League level to educate Floridians and get our state on board.

To register, paste this link in your browser:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eehrabvi382ce51b&oseq=&c=&ch=

 


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GUN SAFETY ACTION TEAM MEETING


 

The September Gun Safety Action Team Meeting will be held on

Wednesday, September 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Location:

Panera Bread

200 S State Rd 434
West Town Corners
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Phone number(407) 831-3741

To use the private room, we agreed that those attending will place a group order totaling $50.

Orders should be placed on September 19 either by phone or online.
Order Online by using the following link:

http://locations.panerabread.com/fl/altamonte-springs/200-s-state-road-434.html?mc_cid=9f050fd3ad&mc_eid=bde0088be1
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the meeting by going vitsiting our website at:

http://www.lwvseminole.org/events/

Go to the Calendar, Events section of the website to RSVP.