LWVSPA Reproductive Rights Action Team in-person meeting
Tuesday, May 23
Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg Classroom
100 Mirror Lake Dr N
(From The League Of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area)
The newly (re)formed LWVSPA Reproductive Rights Action Team, led by Sarah Terry and Amy Weintraub, will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 6pm at the Unitarian Universalist’s classroom building downtown.
Our urgent priority is to join with partners across the state in getting a constitutional amendment on the 2024 ballot guaranteeing abortion rights. To get on the ballot, more than 900,000 petition forms will need to be completed by Florida voters. LWVSPA is now a “Hub” collection and distribution point in Pinellas County for these petitions; our team’s ground game will be to get all the Florida Voters we meet to complete the petitions. Join us!
Please sign up below to be added to the Repro Action Team email group and get all the details:
A New Ballot Measure for 2024: The Constitutional Right to Abortion Access
Ed Note: This issue is included again this week and will continue to be included in some form until abortion rights are on the Florida ballot.
As you may have seen in the news, the Florida reproductive rights movement is launching a ballot initiative campaign to protect access to abortion and ensure our personal medical decisions are ours and ours alone to make.
Time and time again, our state government has chosen to ignore the will of Floridians by passing increasingly restrictive laws to limit access to abortion.
Extremist legislators have done this despite polling — and election results — that have shown the majority of Florida voters support access to abortion. With this ballot initiative, Floridians will reclaim our right to control our medical decisions, our lives, and our futures.
To get on the ballot, more than 900,000 petition forms will need to be completed by Florida voters and the ballots must be from all parts of Florida. This is being organized by a new coalition “Floridians Protect Freedom” (FPF).
Instructions and training are available at the FPF web site.
Both Pinellas County Democratic Party offices will be Petitions Collection Hubs for FPF — both offices will be places to pick up blank petition forms and deliver completed ones.
Petition Hubs are located at:
Pinellas County Democratic Party South County Office
2250 1st Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
email@example.com (office manager, email for hours)
North County Outreach Center
1402 N. Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: (727) 230-1812
Hub hours vary. To ensure that the hub will be open and forms are available please call or email the office.
Demand An Assault Weapons Ban
ext FED UP to 644-33 to get connected to your US Representative and DEMAND that they take action to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban. Here’s more info.
Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:
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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