Your Resistance Newsletter 6-21-2020

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American activist, writer, and national spokeswoman Amy Siskind.  She is the author of The List:  A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (2018) and organizer of the We the People March.

JULY 9, 8 PM NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF INDIVISIBLE ST JOHNS Due to the COVID threat, we’ve moved online AND statewide to make our general meetings worth your time. This way we can attract knowledgeable and bigger speakers. Please consider joining us on these Zooms. Sign up at the link provided. You’ll get the Zoom link in advance of the event.

Good News Department–and we certainly do need that:
Court rules all Florida voters with past felony convictions can vote without first paying outstanding fines or fees!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help at our drive-through Feed the Change event today (June 20)! We helped feed 250+ needy families, gave out a lot of face masks, registered voters including some returning citizens, and helped 81 people enroll in Vote-by-Mail — all from the safety and comfort of their cars! Blue Wave Coalition thanks Feeding NE Florida, Rev. Ron Rawlsand his congregation, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and Organizing Together 2020 for coming together and making this event possible. It was a beautiful collaboration.
Robin Dion


Brenda Stratton Soil & Water Conservation, District 4

I am so excited to be running for Office: Soil & Water Conservation Dist. 4.  My husband, Brett, and I have 5 children.  Over the years my volunteer work includes being involved with many PTAs.  I was president of a  high school PTA  in Texas and also of the City Council PTA and also worked on many PTA Committees.  I firmly believe that education is the key to a future that works well for all of us.  One of the most basic and actually fairly simple things to do for a quality life for everyone  is to increase awareness and the information available about  the environment including soil and water conservation.   We are all dependent on each other regarding the environment.  

Jerry Dion Airport Authority, Group 5

Anastasia Mosquito Control District Seat 1 Jan Cardia

I am running for Anastasia Mosquito Control District Seat 1 because I think I can make a difference.  I will use my financial acumen to make smart budgeting decisions while using my concern for our environment for product selection.  Jan Makes Sense!

More candidates next newsletter

Keep Joe in your sights–he needs our support, including financial!Joe McAnarney for St. Johns County Commissioner

Learn more and donate here
See previous  newsletter for more candidates.

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 8 pm EST
Elections Matter:  Amy Siskind Discusses Voting and What’s at Stake

Siskind’s national radio and TV appearances include CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS and NPR.  Writers from The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, POLITICO and The Hill frequently reach out to Siskind.

From the Democratic Environmental Caucus:
On Tuesday, June 23rd, at 6:00 pm there will be a free webinar sponsored by the smart growth advocacy group, 1000 Friends of Florida:  “St. Johns County 2070: What’s Next?” 

In November 2019, the Matanzas Riverkeeper, St. Johns Audubon and others joined with 1000 Friends of Florida for a discussion on growth projections for our county. 1000 Friends of Florida’s Policy & Planning Director Jane West will review the results of the SJC 2020 study, smart growth policy tools and recommendations, and feedback gathered from resident workshops. This is an interactive webinar, with opportunities to ask questions of Jane. You can register by following this link

Anna Eskamani named finalist for EMILY’s List Rising Star Award

Eskamani is one of just six state legislators in the country to qualify as a finalist.She, along with her sister, Ida, spoke on the zoom meeting this past week.  If you missed her, do be sure to tune in for Amy Siskind on July 9.

If you haven’t taken action on No Roads to Ruin, it’s not too late.  Help to protect our wildlife and protect our agricultural land
The goal is to stop the toll roads process in its tracks — it will destroy wildlife, agricultural land, increases taxes and bring about imminent domain cases.YOU can get engaged!   Join the Center’s Movement Mobilize for the Wild Send an email to task force members Write a Letter to the Editor join the No Roads to Ruin Coalition

REMINDER:  Get your letters here.  You have until October to write them!

We can also continue with our post card/telephone advocacy.  Here’s the latest worksheet with topics and talking points.

Listening to Anna Eskamani speak about the Florida state legislature, we were reminded of this. . .by Mike Konopacki

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