We Will Resist: July 1 Day of Action
Saturday, July 1, 11:00 am
St. Pete City Hall
175 5th St N, St. Pete
July 1 is the day many of the terrible, harmful laws that passed will go into effect. We will not sit quietly as more injustice rolls out across the land. We will march. We will rally. We will show up and show those would would oppress us that we will not go back to sleep!! Whether you are most concerned about abortion rights, BIPOC human rights, climate change, education, gun violence, healthcare access, immigrant human rights, labor/union rights, LGBTQ+ human rights… we will come together in solidarity. Register here & **share**: bit.ly/July1stFlorida
Thursday, June 15, 6:00,
St. Pete City Hall
St. Petersburg City Leaders and the Hines/Rays Development team continue to negotiate terms for the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant.
Join us for a Juneteenth weekend kick-off before city leaders go on summer break. We’ll celebrate Black History in our city and demand the city keep the Gas Plant city-owned to ensure a Black future in St. Pete. Facebook event link here.
STAY WOKE FLORIDA
June 18-23 2023
Florida has become ground zero for suppressing democratic principles, ideas and academic freedom. Over the past months, Florida has passed or introduced legislation that has resulted in banning books focused on inclusion education; divested state funds from schools that practice principles of diversity, equity and inclusion; and has criminalized teaching of American History.
Many national organizations are teaming up with Florida local organizations to fight against the assault on democracy that is occurring in Florida. The combined team is planning a “Rolling Protest” throughout State of Florida to highlight our concerns and demand action. The “Rolling Protest” is designed to be one of many actions taken in the State of Florida to raise awareness and encourage the communities in Florida to stand up and fight back against the suppressive actions taken by Governor DeSantis and the State Legislature.
Upcoming Actions Abortion Rights Actions And Events
Sex Ed in Florida: What’s Next? w/Florida Healthy Youth Alliance
Update/clarification on the FL Board of Education recent rule change and new FL laws on sexual health education policy, curriculum, and implementation
Wednesday, June 14th @ 12pm – AND AGAIN – on June 14th @ 7pm
Register for link
Volunteer Month of Action for Abortion Access w/United State of Women
Spread the word on self-managed abortion
Wednesday, June 14th @ 6pm EST
Register for training
Dobbs Decision Anniversary Messaging & Strategy Webinar w/Abortion on Our Own Terms
Thursday, June 15th @ 1:30pm EST
Register for the webinar
Strategy & Messaging in for SCOTUS Rulings & Dobbs Decision Anniversary w/Research Collaborative
Friday, June 16th @ 12pm EST
Register for briefing
LWV St. Petersburg Repro Rights Action Team Meeting w/League of Women Voters
Tuesday, June 20th at 6pm EST
Sign up to get Zoom link
America 1 Year After Dobbs: Taking up the mantle of reproductive health w/She Should Run & National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
Wednesday, June 21st from 12pm EST to 1:00pm ET
Register for webinar
Do less harm in a post-Dobbs world: What lawyers and health care providers need to know about self-managed abortion and criminalization w/If/When/How
Thursday, June 22nd from 12pm EST to 4:30pm ET
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Dobbs Anniversary Day of Action Events in FL:
Rally for Roe Clearwater w/Bans Off Our Bodies FL & West Pinellas NOWSaturday, June 24th, 10am-11:30am ESTClearwater Courthouse
Facebook Event Page
Taking it to the Streets: How to Combat Structural Racism in St. Petersburg
June 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Center for Health Equity
2333 34th St S
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area’s Social Justice Team is partnering with Miss Gwen Reese on a project called Taking It To the Streets.
This project is funded by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg to educate residents and community groups about the Structural Racism study that the City funded and conducted. This is also a way to get folks to advocate for the recommendations from the study.
Miss Gwen will provide an overview of the study, and then there will be a community discussion on the experiences with structural racism.
This meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event From Southwest Florida Voices For Racial Justice
“Saving Democracy” with book author David Pepper
June 15, 5:30pm EST
Co-Sponsored by Floridians for Democracy and SWFL Voices for Racial Justice
Volunteer At St. Pete Pride
The Pinellas County Democratic Party will be registering voters and collecting petitions for the Abortion and Clean Water amendments all month at St. Pete Pride events and they are looking for volunteers. All of these events (and others) are listed HERE.
The Pinellas County Democratic Party Pride Committee are also selling Pride t-shirts, they are available HERE.
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).
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
firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Text 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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