As you can see above (screenshots by Carol Wonsavage,) we had a great turnout for our Annual Planning Meeting. Besides 2020 success updates from our Committees, we also broke into groups and discussed possible priorities for our program in 2021-22.
2021 PROGRAM PLANNING PRIORITIES to be voted upon by members only during our spring Annual Meeting
1. PANDEMIC FALLOUT. Educate and advocate for essential COVID-19 resources, including vaccinations, economic assistance, education support, and mental health services. (37 votes)
2. CLIMATE CRISIS. Advocate for local initiatives to slow climate change, such as alternative energy, electric vehicles, and smart buildings (36 votes)
3. CIVICS EDUCATION. Educate local children and adults about their citizen rights, responsibilities, and government. (25 votes)
4. YOUTH ARRESTS AND BAKER ACTS. Advocate for reducing youth arrests and Baker Act detentions for Orange County Public Schools students. (24 votes)
5. UNDERREPRESENTED VOTERS. Concentrate voter registration, education, and turnout in underserved and underrepresented Central Florida communities. (22 votes)
6. PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING. Advocate for increased funding for high-quality early learning programs and K12 public education and oppose expansion of voucher programs. (22 votes)
*Priorities 5 and 6 tied for 5th place.