Indivisible FL-13 Weekly Email Newsletter March 7, 2023

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Action item  for Reproductive Freedom

If you believe every Floridian should be able to access respectful, quality, and affordable reproductive health care — this simple action in support of access to medication abortion is for you. 

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted outdated restrictions on medication abortion, allowing pharmacies to dispense these necessary medications, and the Justice Department ruled that the postal service is allowed to deliver them nationwide. This is excellent news!

But Gov. Ron DeSantis has blocked access in Florida. Just days after the FDA announcement, he sent an ‘ignore the federal government’ message to medical providers telling them the FDA’s decision on abortion pills does not apply here. “Willfully violating… could result in criminal penalties,” he wrote.

If Florida’s leaders won’t stand up for our reproductive freedom, we must look to our national leaders and institutions to take action.

Stand with us! Click here to send a message to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking them to challenge Florida’s law that requires abortion pills to be distributed in-person by a physician – not by a pharmacist or via telehealth.

Gov. DeSantis cannot be allowed to preempt the scientists and medical experts at the FDA. Congress has given the FDA authority to regulate the safety of drugs, and Florida politicians should not be able to override that.

When federal and state law is in conflict, federal law prevails. The U.S. Department of Justice must use its power to challenge all state-level bans and restrictions that violate federal law. 

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we must use every method at our disposal to restore abortion access. Send a message to the U.S. Department of Justice: Challenge Florida abortion restrictions that violate federal law.

People deserve compassionate, accessible abortion care but until that’s possible, we will continue our work to stop any abortion restrictions pushed by Gov. DeSantis and his legislative allies. Thank you for standing with us in this fight.

Via Amy and the Progress Florida Team

Help Out With the March 14 Municipal Elections!

The Pinellas County Democratic Party will be holding canvasses every weekend from now through Election Day, March 14th. We will launch at 10am on Saturday’s or Sunday’s from Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706. Each weekend we hope to have special guest canvassers and after the canvass, a nice wrap up of lunch at a local restaurant. This weekend will be a Saturday launch, guest canvassers TBA. 2/26 we will have guest canvassers, Mayor Cookie Kennedy, Council Member Kathleen Beckman, and Commissioner Jeff Gow!

Contact Mike Thomas at if you want additional information if you can help out.

Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series

No registration necessary. This event is FREE and open to the public.

There will be a Q&A and a lite supper will follow the lecture.

Weaving a deeply personal journey with a riveting tale of twenty-first-century forced labor, Soni takes us into the lives of the immigrant workers the United States increasingly relies on to rebuild after climate disasters. The Great Escape is the gripping story of one of the largest human trafficking cases in modern American history—and the workers’ heroic journey for justice.

FAST Nehemiah Action

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 Website

👉Indivisible FL-13 Website

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Florida 13 (and 14) Congressperson Phone Numbers:

Senator Marco Rubio (R):                DC (202)224-3041   Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R):                    DC (202) 224-5274 
Congressional District 13 (West of US 19)
Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R):     DC (202) 225-5961  Local (727) 610-3980
Congressional District 14 (East of US 19)
Representative Kathy Castor (D):     DC (202) 225-3376  Local (727) 369-0201

The last redistricting split Pinellas County down the middle along US 19 with the areas west of 34th Street in the new CD 13 and the areas east of 34th Street in CD 14 along with South Tampa. Indivisible FL-13 retains its original name but maintains the same turf, including the areas of CD 14 in Pinellas County.

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