Indivisible FL-13 Weekly Newsletter August 3, 2021

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NEWS & UPDATES

Indivisible Florida Network Event:
Advocacy for home rule and why state preemption is hurting Florida

Thursday, August 12, 7 – 8pm EDT
Online Event

DeSantis is doing it again, preempting local school boards from requiring masks. This is only one example of how the legislators in Tallahassee are stepping on the rights of local communities.

Join us to hear from Carlos Guillermo Smith a Florida lawmaker and Ben Wilcox with Integrity Florida to learn more about advocacy for home rule and why some state preemption is hurting Florida.

We will break down home rule and preemption and why do they matter?

Presented by the Indivisible Florida Network.
https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/391985/

Florida Preemption Tracker:
https://www.fl-counties.com/2021-preemption-tracker

VIDEO: Commissioner Nikki Fried, State & Local Leaders Call on Florida Supreme Court to Hear Gun Preemption Case

Voting in the 2021 St Petersburg Primary: What’s New?

Voting in the 2021 St Petersburg Primary:What’s New? Are you ready to vote and make your vote count?

View the video from our live Zoom event!

What has changed with the voting regs for the important Mayoral Primary on August 24th? Find out from our guest Amy Keith of the League of Woman Voters, St Petersburg Area.

Click here!


March On For Voting Rights Tampa Bay

Saturday, August 28, 2021, Noon
St. Petersburg City Hall
175 5th St N, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701

March On for Voting Rights is a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all.

On August 28, the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s historic March on Washington, we will march on cities across America to demand that the vision of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech be deferred no longer. We invite all Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections to join us. Marches will take place in states where voter suppression efforts are already imperiling our democracy: Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas; in Washington, D.C.; and across the country.

Join us in St Petersburg, FL at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Due to the increasing rise in cases of the Delta variant and the new mask guidelines the CDC has issued, masks are required to be worn by attendees.

RSVP HERE

This event is sponsored by Indivisible Safety Harbor North Pinellas, Indivisible FL-13, Keep Pinellas Blue, St Pete for Change and Fired Up Pinellas.


FL5 Environmental Conservation Amendment Drive

FL5.org is a non-partisan effort seeking to put five conservation amendments on the 2022 ballot. In order to do this, their goal is 900,000 signed and dated petitions by November 30, 2021.

Read And Sign The Amendments at FL5.org


Florida: My Story by Rebekah Jones

Rebekah Jones is a Florida scientist and whistleblower who became a national cause célèbre when she exposed the state of Florida for manipulating data during the COVID-19 crisis. Since her ousting by the Florida Governor, Jones has been recognized by professional, academic and medical leaders across the country for her efforts in combating misinformation online.

​With a background in climate science, geography and disaster response, Jones’ research and work centers on scientific research and communication about how climate change impacts extreme weather.

​Jones fought against personal attacks and smear campaigns orchestrated by the Republican governor, and won international awards and recognition for refusing to be silenced – even after the governor sent state police to raid her family home at gunpoint. She is currently running for US House District 1 against Matt Gaetz.

​Join us to hear her story. Presented by the Indivisible Florida Network.

https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/400033/

Indivsible Florida T-Shirts Available

We have men’s and women’s Indivisible Florida t-shirts available in most sizes for a $25 donation. We can arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Contact Mike at mike.indivisiblefl13@gmail.com if you are interested.


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

The Tuesday Morning Group is being cancelled this week.
 
Out of the proverbial abundance of caution, the principal group members are quarantining after being with a COVID-positive person.  We will monitor the situation among the group and in the state and keep you posted.

Even so, contact John Stewart and get on his mailing list. it is well worth it! Info below.

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
Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Court House
801 N. Florida Ave.   Tampa, FL 33602

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

Indivisible Florida Network

Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice WebsitePinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice on FacebookIndivisible FL-13 WebsiteIndivisible FL-13 Facebook Group (lightly moderated)Indivisible FL-13 Facebook Page (official communications)Indivisible FL-13 on Twitter
Email Indivisible FL-13 at info@indivisiblefl13.com
Useful Tools:
Pinellas County Progressive Calendar

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Register to vote, vote by mail!

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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