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Date: 9/30/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins



The League of Women Voters of Orange County has a history of more than 80 years in this community as an activist, grassroots organization whose members believe citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.  We do not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.  Our advocacy positions are based on the merits of each issue, after careful study and consensus.
MARCH for REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
 
This Saturday October 2, 11:00 AM
Orlando City Hall

Have you registered to march with LWVOC?
Not absolutely necessary, but we’d like to meet up and march together, and if you register we’ll know to look for you.  We'll be gathering at the "asparagus" downtown.
 
Have you bought your t-shirt?
Available to pick up at LWVFL office in Credo Conduit for $20

We look forward to seeing you there; please wear your name tag!
The Abortion Access Rally will meet at Orlando's City Hall for a speaker program that includes representatives of Equality Florida, the Florida Access Network, the Black Health Commission and Planned Parenthood. The speakers will both share the importance of abortion access for all Floridians and educate listeners on ways that they can act now to prevent abortion bans.---Orlando Weekly

 
 
*And below is a sneak peek of how much fun we plan on having at The Voter Tree on Oct 24!  Leaguer kids come in all sizes!  Watch your email for upcoming details...we'll reveal the League parents of the costumed characters below.

Transportation Committee Chairperson, Theo Webster, participated in a WUCF "NewsNight Conversation" regarding central Florida's transportation issues.
 The episode will air Oct 1st.  Viewing info HERE as well as access to their other resources:  "Beyond NewsNight, the team is currently gathering information to better understand the needs of our community, and then identify how best we can put our resources to work to support/amplify our partners."

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! 
*This week, there were no new entries in our highlight form (hint: click above) Instead, we wanted to inform LWVOC members  that we have been invited to Penny Villegas' memorial service on OCT 23.
The family of long-time League of Women Voters member, Penny Villegas requests the honor of her League friends at an Outdoor Celebration of Life at Penny's home on Saturday, October 23 from 3pm to 5pm. A short, informal reception will follow. It is not necessary to bring anything but a few words to say about your time with Penny if you wish.

Parking is limited, so please plan to carpool. Address will be provided on RSVP; please email Eve Barbour at ebarbour828@gmail.com, call or text to 407-405-4965.


VOTER REGISTRATION ALERT...last day to register for the upcoming City of Orlando District 1, 3 & 5-- NOV 2 election is next Monday, OCT 4.  Visit VOTE411 or www.registertovoteflorida.gov to check your voter status!
 
There are a couple of community opportunities to meet the candidates including a ticketed event from Tiger Bay Club...click here for details:  OCT 7 City of Orlando Commissioner Races
 
Tune in on OCT 4 to watch the candidates on Vote Fest Central Florida as well as a town hall.

Orange County Health Services Department has begun administering Pfizer booster shots at Camping World Stadium. The CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their 2-dose series:
✅Individuals 65+ years old
✅Those with underlying medical conditions
✅ Workers with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure (ex. first responders)
More Info: bit.ly/3mrK4Z5
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👋 A partir del martes 28 de septiembre de 2021, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Orange comenzará a administrar vacunas de refuerzo de Pfizer en Camping World Stadium. Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades recomiendan que los siguientes grupos reciban una inyección de refuerzo de la vacuna Pfizer COVID-19 al menos 6 meses después de completar su serie de 2 dosis:
✅Personas de 65 años o mayores
✅Aquellos con condiciones médicas subyacentes
✅Trabajadores con mayor riesgo de exposición al COVID-19 (p. ej. socorristas)
Más Información: bit.ly/3mrK4Z5

 
 
Meghan Collins

Elizabeth Kufrovich
 
 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.

Linda Chastain has made a generous recurring donation to our LWVOC Fund.
 
Donations are tax deductible.
 They can be made "In honor" or "In Memoriam" of someone. 
 Click below to support LWVOC
Newsletter Checklist:
 
  • Save the date, OCT 24 for a special LWVOC event at The Voter Tree
  • We are marching on Sat OCT 2 downtown for Reproductive Rights!  Join us; tshirts available from LWVFL
  • Looking for members to highlight...please consider filling out the form under our Member Highlight section above

In the spirit of the Hispanic Heritage Month, we encourage our Spanish speaking friends to check out the LWV's national voting information site!
 
VOTE411 se compromete a garantizar que los electores tengan la información que necesitan para participar con éxito en cada elección. Ya sea local, estatal o federal, cada elección es importante para asegurar que nuestras leyes y políticas reflejen los valores y creencias de nuestras comunidades.
 

Besides League events, we've often added "unsponsored by the League" but still relevant community events in this space but now, we're adding them to our Calendar of Events  Be sure to visit this calendar regularly to see our new category of "Community Events" as well as the complete schedule of our League happenings. 
 
Access this calendar daily by visiting our website HOME page, and click on "Events."