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Date: 7/22/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins

League members came out in support with our Co-President Barbara Lanning at the recent Orlando City Commission meeting FOR the establishment of an Electric Vehicle Readiness code.  Read more HERE
Shown above: Michael Cohen, Mary Dipboye, Charlie Behrens, Rev. Kathy Schmitz, Barbara Lanning, Mary Lou Basham, Stacy Bursuk

Time to come together!  Register here: 5:30 PM LWVOC Family and Friends Happy Hour - 7/27/2021
*Please register if you think you'll be coming but want to pay at door-cash/check accepted.  We need to plan for food amounts so the sooner, the better.
No agenda, no Zoom link, no masks (unless you want to wear one) and yoga pants welcome.  It's just a chance to catch up with old friends and perhaps make some new ones.  Bring a friend or family member especially if they're interested in joining us; it's a great way to introduce your circle to ours.  Cost is $25 and includes first drink and light snacks.

The Affordable Housing Committee is restarting and looking for others who are interested in this topic.  Mark your calendars for this Zoom event:6:30 PM Affordable Housing Meeting - Zoom - 7/28/2021

LWVOC Co-President Barbara Lanning held a reception at Credo Conduit for new LWVFL President Cecile Scoon.  In attendance,  Board members and other Leaguers.  Photos courtesy of Carol Wonsavage.
Shown above left--Cecile Scoon, Barbara Lanning; shown above right--Brad Summerlin, Leah Nash, Sandi Vidal; Shown below left--Barbara Granade, Nancy Nix, Lee Rambeau Kemp; Shown below right--Mark Songer

AUG 9, Friday, 12 noon, Zoom, No Fee
Join the History Center, along with members of the League of Women Voters of Orange County-Voter Services, Florida, the Alianza for Progress, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida, and When We All Vote, as we discuss the historic roots of voter-suppression tactics, what modern-day voter suppression looks like, and how you can get involved to help make voting easier and more accessible for all. This program is offered through the Zoom platform.  Click HERE for registration information.
Of note, civil rights pioneer, Gloria Richardson passes at 99.  She was the first woman to lead a prolonged grassroots civil rights movement outside the deep south.

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



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!  

Amanda Dever

Tiffany Hughes

Patti Brownsord
Kelly Crumbaker

Alicia Culp
Questions about joining or renewing?  Click here: Member Signup / Information
We also offer Gift Membership which is a great option for all gift-giving occasions.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • Get yourself & a friend registered for  Happy Hour July 27
  • Affordable Housing Committee is restarting.  Join them July 28.
  • Love seeing your Member Highlight contributions.  Keep them coming.
  • A last minute opportunity below to attend an important Transportation discussion
  • Other community events listed below; contact us if you're privy to others you'd like to share

Late notice but you can still REGISTER HERE for today's Zoom event at 12:00 noon!!