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Date: 1/6/2022
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.
A special note of appreciation to those who contributed to our year-end fundraising drive.  
Kathy Sheerin "In recognition of the Voter Services Committee Members"
Thomas T. Ross "In honor of Josephine T. Ross"
Generous donations from:
Jane L. Smith       Paula S. Krist       Susan Fritsche
Susan Baxter

Due to the ongoing COVID surge, our "Evening Conversation with Cecile Scoon" has been postponed.
Look for re-scheduling updates soon.
Visit OCGOVFL for the latest COVID-19 Information & Resources.

“It’s hard to know what any given person will be memorializing this week…was that chapter of chaos and terror a testament to democracy’s resilience — evidence of its ability to survive a devastating assault from within? Has the country grown stronger in the places that cracked during the onslaught or irreparably weaker?”
-Robin Givhan, Washington Post, Jan 5.

As we look back to that terrible day one year ago, we know that our members' commitment to democracy continues to be as strong and vibrant as ever. Let us all do our part to make those weak places stronger, rededicating ourselves to our mission to defend democracy, educate voters and secure voting rights for all. Onward!
Barbara Lanning & Sue Gilman, LWVOC Co-Presidents

You can take ACTION now and "check your voter status" by visiting OC Elections  Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same and explore the Elections Calendar
The first local election for 2022 is March 5 and the registration deadlines are FEB 4 & FEB 7.
Partner Event: Reproductive Rights Mobilization - Jan 12
Advocates will demand the ability to make the decisions to have or not have children and to raise them safely. Please consider joining this mobilization to Tallahassee on January 12, 2022. Floridians for Reproductive Freedom (FRF), a coalition representing tens of thousands of Floridians, is planning actions throughout the day, sure to include a press conference, a speakout, and legislator visits.
Click here to RSVP now. Meals and materials will be provided for all who register. Specific details will be provided by FRF to all registrants as they become available.
Interested in Women's Rights?
Visit our still developing
 Learn more about LWVOC's history of fighting for women's rights.

Registration is still open and spots are filling up fast for our annual League Lobby Days! This signature event is one of our most impactful each year. Please consider joining us as we mobilize to Tallahassee and push our state forward.  Registration and Details
The LWVOC doesn't want money to stand in your way of attending Lobby Days.  Stipends for  LWVOC Members available on a first come-first served basis:  Stipend Application for 2022 LWVFL Lobby Days

JAN 11, 6:00 PM
Virtual New Member Orientation
New members, start off 2022 with a quick introduction to the LWVOC.
 Speakers will include League leaders, including our Co-Presidents as well as our VOTER SERVICES Co-Chairperson, Gina Hall
Our Annual Program Planning Meeting will be JAN 29, 9am-noon
2022 is a mid-term Election Year which means we will be extra busy, needing your input and volunteerism.

Dr. Brittani Sahm
Susan Beechum
Shawn Morgan
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.

Begin 2022 with an appreciated donation
Single or recurring donations are tax-deductible and can be made "In honor" or "In Memoriam" etc. to someone. 
Visit Donations or if you have questions, contact Karen Estrin or Leslie Feinberg

Enjoy watching One Year Wiser, 2021 on our YouTube Channel as we revisit our challenging but successful year of advocacy.
 Be sure to "Subscribe" to our channel for all the latest video updates and click the "bell" for notifications.  We've added a new Playlist, Video Montages, so you can see all our memory videos from the last few years.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • JAN is busy with virtual events that you can enjoy from the convenience of your home
  • Consider joining LWVFL's trek to Tallahassee for Lobby Days
  • Much appreciation to our donors who support our efforts
  • Did you renew your membership?  Check that off your to-do list for 2022 now!