Indivisible St. Johns Newsletter Nov. 29, 2020

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WEEK OF NOV 30, 2020

So many of you have reached out to find ways to plug into Georgia runoff work because you realized these two critical races would determine control of the Senate. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with Vote Forward on their Georgia Runoff letter-writing campaigns! This is an ongoing campaign, but spaces are filling up quickly, so if spots have filled when you click, keep checking back for more opportunities if you’re eager to get involved. Sign up to send letters to voters in Georgia today.

Telephone/Post Card/ E-mail Advocacy
Topics & Talking Points
Includes Sign up for GEORGIA RUNOFF via VOTE FORWARDand messages to State Reps re COVID Aidand Donations to allow someone to get a photo ID in GA

Spearheaded by Warren Clark

Time to Pay Attention to What’s Going On at the State Level!
This is from David Johnson who has been doing such a great job in tracking state legislation and maintaining a list of all the bills each year before the State Legislature.
Members of the 2021-2 Florida Legislature are being sworn in this week.  High on their list of priorities will be consideration of the Governor’s proposed bill that will threaten and suppress citizens’ rights to free assembly guaranteed by our Constitution and a re-balancing of the State Budget necessitated by the loss of jobs, tourism and revenue resulting from the ongoing pandemic.Since there will be no 2021 Legislative Day event in Tallahassee next year, our focus must now turn to conducting virtual meetings with our legislators this January in advance of the 2021 session scheduled to begin March 2.You are encouraged to form teams in collaboration with members of Unitarian Universalist congregations, your local Indivisible group, Sierra Club chapter and other like minded organizations such as LWV and NOW.  In your meetings you and others on your team will address selected items from the Legislative Agenda, share stories how proposed legislation affects you and your family and make your progressive voices heard.Here is the link to the current version of the Legislative Agenda.  Check this link from time to time as it is subject to revision as we get closer to the legislative session   !AgbSWBZf00tLgYFp4BWEkmMKTtoUNA

To learn more about the legislative process and tips for virtual meetings, please register here for the Legislative Training Workshop to be held December 2..

Please also share this link with others in your congregation or organization and encourage them to register as well. 

  Legislative Delegation Meeting date announced

These are our state legislators:  Travis Hutson, Senator; Paul Renner, Rep. Dist. 24,Cyndi Stevenson, Rep. Dist. 17.  These are the people we need to attempt to influence to see any laws change in the State of Florida, and this is how we do the “Act Locally” part of “Think Globally, Act Locally”

This St. Johns County Legislative Delegation will hold a meeting on Friday, December 18, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St Johns County Commission Chamber Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine.

Discussion of issues regarding local legislation for the 2021 Legislative Session will be held at this time.  If you have something you want to promote to your most local representative, this is your chance.  (Your editor spoke last year promoting laws which are in accord with home rule.)

  • If you would like to participate in the meeting during the public comment section, please contact Representative Stevenson’s office.
  • To be placed on the agenda for the December 18th meeting please contact Representative Stevenson’s District Office prior to December 14th, 2020.
  • Those that would like to provide materials or handouts to the St Johns County Delegation members may mail or hand deliver them to Representative Stevenson’s District Office, located at 309 Kingsley Lake Drive Suite 902, St Augustine, FL 32092, before 12:00 noon on December 14th, 2020.

The proceedings will be available on GTV to watch live.  St Johns County Delegation meetings are open to the public.

Either as an individual or as a representative of a group, I encourage you to attend, if nothing else for the educative value, and to let your reps know someone is paying attention.

Contact your Representatives in Washington and Tallahassee on a Daily Basis.  Don’t be shy!

Our St. Johns County elected Representativesin Washington are:
US Senator Marco Rubio
US Senator Rick​ Scott
US Congressman John Rutherford District 4
US Congressman Michael Waltz District 6
Click on name for contact information.

Our St. Johns County elected ​Republican representatives in Tallahassee are:
State Senate District 7:Travis Hutson
State House District 17:Cyndi Stevenson
State House District 24:Paul Renner

Click on name for contact information.

As always, we love to hear from you! Drop us a line that you are safe and healthy. Let us know if you need anything!Nana Royer, EditorEMAIL

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