Indivisible FL-13 Weekly Newsletter April 6, 2021

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45,000 Quilt Project Comes To St. Pete!

April 6 thru 8, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Allendale United Methodist Church Courtuyard
3803 Haines Rd N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

https://www.facebook.com/events/484044212791040

The 45,000 Quilt Exhibit brings together the work of over 60 immigrant justice activists and artists from 12 states and Mexico. Each of the six, 9’ by 9’ panels contain 1000 marks to represent 1000 immigrants placed in detention daily. “The inspiration for the project was the huge number 45,000” said project founder Glen Ring, a member of the Kent St Coalition from Concord NH. 45,000(and often more) is the average number of immigrants detained by ICE per day in 2019.Fleeing violence, poverty, natural disasters and the effects of climate change are the reasons people seek asylum and they are detained or jailed, often in private for-profit detention centers for these “crimes”.

This event is presented locally by Pinellas Coalition for Immigration Justice (PCIJ). The PCIJ is made up of 22 different organizations throughout the Tampa Bay Area consisting of faith-based organizations, advocacy groups and those that provide direct services to non-citizens. The PCIJ advocate that all immigrants receive compassionate, just and dignified treatment — at our borders and within our country — whether they are asylum seekers, refugees or those in search of a better life.

The quilt will be on display Tuesday April 6th through Thursday April 8th hosted by Allendale Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road North- St. Petersburg, and displayed to the public in the church Courtyard.

This event is free for the public and free parking is available at Allendale for those who would like to walk the exhibit. PCIJ activists will be present for discussion and answering questions. For more information email meryl4change@gmail.com

Indivisible FL-13 and is a member of of the Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice.


Save The Date: Community Conversations: Voter Access

Hundreds of bills that will make it harder to vote are making their way through state legislatures around the country right now, including here in Florida. And this is happening even though Florida just saw one of its most successful elections in recent history.

So what do these bills mean for us as voters? If they pass, how will they impact our choices and access when it comes to voting? And how can we make our voices heard on this issue?
Join us for a community conversation online on April 13, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 PM for “The Freedom to Vote: Voter Rights, Choices and Access,” a panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Owens, Women Talk Black and panelists Pinellas County Supervisor Julie Marcus and League of Women Voters of Florida President Patti Brigham where we’ll discuss these questions and more.

Our Panelists

Moderator Stephanie A. OwensStephanie is the principal of Dolphin Strategies in St. Petersburg, where she creates public education and participation strategies that deliver impactful citizen engagement. She has built programs for the American Cancer Society and the National Football League.

Panelist Patricia BrighamPatti is the President of the Florida League of Women Voters. A proven national and Florida grassroots leader and coalition builder, Patti joined the LWVFL state board in 2015 and moved into the position of president in 2018.
Panelist Julie MarcusJulie is the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. She has dedicated her career to ensuring equal access to voter registration and ballots and transparency of the electoral process. In 2020, she was elected as Supervisor of Elections and was sworn in on January 5, 2021.

This event will be streamed online in a Zoom webinar. You can submit a question for the panelists ahead of time when you register to attend.

Register in advance for this webinar using this link:
Click here to sign up: Hundreds of bills that will make it harder to vote are making their way through state legislatures around the country right now, including here in Florida. And this is happening even though Florida just saw one of its most successful elections in recent history.

This event will be streamed online in a Zoom webinar. You can submit a question for the panelists ahead of time when you register to attend.

Register in advance for this webinar using this link:
Click here to sign up: https://bit.ly/3umFA6T
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


Sign Up For UUJF Action Alerts

Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida founder and Indivisible Florida Network Member David Johnson keep track of the Florida Legislature and send out Action Alerts during the legislative session, which is currently in session. We’ve been passing along these on our Facebook but it is best to receive these directly.

Sign Up For UUJF Action Alerts


WEEKLY DEMONSTRATION AT SENATORS MARCO RUBIO AND RICK SCOTT’S TAMPA OFFICE

Demonstrators must wear masks and practice social distancing. Parking meters around the courthouse accept cash or credit cards. FMI on the Tuesday Demonstration and to get on John Stewart’s excellent and informative mailing contact him at sjstew@gte.net or  (727) 894-2832.


Every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 AM
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Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:

Indivisible FL-13 is a member of the Indivisible Florida Network and the Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice.

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👉Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice Website

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Useful Tools:

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Florida 13 Congressperson Phone Numbers:
Senator Marco Rubio (R):                DC (202)224-3041   Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R):                    DC (202) 224-5274 
Representative Charlie Crist (D):     DC (202) 225-5961  Local (888)205-5569

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