NEWS & UPDATES
People Powered Education Event
Who is this event for?: Organizational and community leaders working towards supporting and strengthening our public schools!
Location: St. Pete
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Doors open: 10:30an
Event Start Time: 11:00am
Registration link: bit.ly/ppeducation923 (register for location information)
Resist Moms For Liberty At The Pinellas County School Board
Indivisible FL-13 Organizers Vickie Dunn and Cynthia Lippert attended the Florida For All Rally held on July 1 when new laws became effective. The March and Rally was a collaboration by many grassroots groups which was inspiring. We also had Clean Water Petitions at our table.
One speaker was Brandt Robinson a Black History teacher from Pinellas County Schools. He asked that speakers supportive of the teaching of accurate history and book availability be at every School Board meeting to speak during the public comment period. Moms For Liberty has personally and falsely accused Robinson of Bigotry. They are at every meeting and hold 2 seats on the current school board. DeSantis has targeted 2 more seats for the next election.
We are hoping that our friends, including some previous teachers could attend the school board meetings for the rest of the year and be prepared with remarks supporting our School Board and educators who want to instruct our children.
The Pinellas County School Board meeting schedule is below. Please come and invite others who have a common concern.
September 12, 2023 5pm
September 26, 2023 10am
October 24, 2023 5pm
The Pinellas County School Board Building is at:
301 4th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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.
Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:
Indivisible FL-13 is a member of the Indivisible Florida Network and the Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice.
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
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.