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Date: 7/1/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins



Happy 4th of July, Leaguers and friends.  If the wet weather dampens your holiday plans, today through July 7 is Florida's "Freedom Week" sales tax breaks including movie tickets, concerts and outdoor products.  More details HERE

Register HERE:  HOT TOPICS: Next Stop Prosperity: Can Our Transit System Work for Everyone? - 8/11/2021

“The opportunity to run better all-the-time service is .. fundamentally an equity and racial justice strategy, because lower-income people, people of color in particular, are much less likely to be rush hour commuters and much more likely to be traveling all the time.”

—Transit planner Jarrett Walker




MEMBER

HIGHLIGHT

Our membership runs the gamut of age, race, and sex and we want to highlight as many of you as possible.  With the last year limiting our social/business gatherings, it's even more important that all of us get to know each other.  Fill out the Member Highlight form and we'll take it from there!  

For your consideration from our DEI Committee
RACISM AND MENTAL HEALTH

People of color and all those whose lives have been marginalized by those in power experience life differently from those whose lives have not been devalued. They experience overt racism and bigotry far too often, which leads to a mental health burden that is deeper than what others may face.   

Racism is a mental health issue because racism causes trauma. And trauma paints a direct line to mental illnesses, which need to be taken seriously. Continue reading HERE  Also, here's a brief review of Hot Topics ACE's -The Mental Health Crisis that America Hasn't Heard Of by Dean Johnson.


Greetings to the newest members of the League of Women Voters Orange County!
 
Tamara Enders
Nia Knox
 
Click below to learn more about 
 
Also remember that we now offer Gift Membership ...a great college graduation gift idea!
Looking for more "gifting" ideas?  
 
You can contribute to the LWVOC Fund "In honor" or "In Memory" of someone.
 
As with most groups during this pandemic, we've had to tighten our financial belts.  Eventually, we'll return to the events that help supplement our budget but until then, we're relying on your local dues (which are also split to pay state and national dues) and the generosity of your tax-deductible contributions.
 Find out more:  Donations: Single or recurring


Newsletter Checklist:
  • Happy Independence Day!
  • BTW...your newsletter editor (yea, me) is taking an independence week off so next newsletter will be in 2 weeks. 
  • July 27 is a good day to have a happy hour...save the date!
  • Community event below


Questions about getting vaccinated?  Visit our COVID-19 FAQs page.