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Date: 11/19/2020
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins

You have a few days left to collect political signs and drop them off at the locations below.  Also, join us next Monday (masked up and socially distant) for a photo op as we celebrate our FIRST and very successful sign recycling project.

 The League of Women Voters Orange County and community partners will be cleaning up post-election.  Read the


 Residents, candidates, political parties and campaigns are encouraged to gather plastic signs from roadsides, polling sites, and their front yards between November 4 and November 22. Collection crates are set up and ready to receive signs in three Winter Park locations and 2 Orlando locations. 

 1. Cady Way Trail by the pool at 2525 Cady Way

2. The Community Garden at Mead Botanical Garden at 1300 South Denning Drive

3. Winter Park Fire-Rescue Station 64 at 1439 Howell Branch Road
4. First Unitarian Church of Orlando 1901 E. Robinson Street Orlando
5. Broadway United Methodist Church 406 E. Amelia Street Orlando 

 A mountain of plastic signs will be saved from the landfill and transported to NuCycle Energy in Plant City where they will be transformed from bulky plastic sheets to NuCycle's Enviro Fuelcubes.  Continue your volunteerism.  Contact Kay Hudson for more information.
 Shown left-Helen Foster and above, Kay Hudson

TODAY  The LWVFL Reproductive Justice Sub-Committee is supporting and promoting the following event on Thurs, NOV 19 at 7 PM viz Zoom REGISTER HERE
WHAT: The Floridians for Reproductive Freedom hosts an online power hour featuring experts discussing the benefits of Emergency Contraception (EC) and drawing attention to how Publix is mishandling merchandising EC to the detriment of its customers.

The Autumn MEMBER ORIENTATION was hosted by Pat Grierson with special guest, State LWVFL President, Patricia Brigham shown above.  If you were unable to attend, visit our Advocacy groups at LWVOC.ORG and reach out to our chairpersons.  Start early for your 2021 resolutions and get involved!

This week's webinar will feature
Carolina Lopez of America Votes and Brad Ashwell of All Voting is Local. League President Patricia Brigham will also highlight metrics from statewide efforts that the League embarked upon this election cycle.
Register to join us at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, November 20th HERE

All Voting is Local launched in 2018 with a vision to build a democracy that works for us ALL. All Voting is Local fights to dismantle barriers to the ballot well before the next election, so that every voter can cast a ballot that counts.
America Votes works year-round in more than 20 key states, acting as a permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes. America Vote's campaign professionals on the ground serve unique coalitions and coordinate programs tailored to their state’s priorities, while providing critical plans and first-hand analyses for the broader network

TOY DRIVE, December 1-17
 Sending HOPE to the HOPE CommUnity Center.  It's our tradition to collect toys/gifts for this special center at our Annual Christmas party.  Like everything else, our collection will be a bit different this year.  Since our holiday celebration will be online, our HOPE gift collection will also occur virtually.
Read all the details HERE and start shopping early for a worthy cause...a bit of normalcy in an era of challenge!
A pandemic hasn't stopped our dedication to hosting social events, philanthropic efforts, and League business.  We have record membership and participation hasn't slowed.  In other words, we have lived up to our suffragist ideals for the last 100 years and become a national icon as the League of Women Voters.  Ladies and gentlemen, MARK your calendars!  We'll enjoy ourselves ending this unprecedented year and start anew in 2021 ready to defend democracy.
Save the date for a virtual LWVOC Holiday Celebration on 6:00-8:30PM Holiday Party - 12/8/2020 (more details coming soon)
Also, as you're updating your calendar, make plans to participate in our Annual Planning Meeting to be held 9:00-12:30PM PLANNING MEETING - 1/23/2021

Jennifer Vargas

Giorgina Gottlieb

Lisa Stuckey

 *Remember, students join for free!
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to JOIN US 

Newsletter Checklist
  • NO Hot Topics in December!  Instead, register for our Holiday Party
  • Last push for campaign sign recycle and show up for a photo op next MON
  • Lunch and Learn by the LWVFL is tomorrow with a very timely topic
  • Impressed by Ginger like the rest of us?  Check out the new committee she's working on, Women's Rights

Our Transportation Committee has stayed busy in 2020 keeping us apprised of local improvement efforts.  View the video linked below and submit comments through tomorrow about the adoption of the Metroplan 2045 plan.
This is a recording of 2045 Plan - The Reveal. This webinar provides an MTP overview and highlights key projects in this 25-year plan. The plan is the result of extensive technical work and diverse public input. MetroPlan Orlando is now accepting public comment on the draft 2045 Plan. Written comments are also being accepted (more details at The comment period deadline is November 20, 2020. The comments will be provided to the MetroPlan Orlando Board when it considers the 2045 Plan for adoption on the December 9, 2020 meeting