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Date: 6/16/2022
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins



"Juneteenth is now a federal holiday in the United States. Legislation establishing the holiday was passed by Congress on June 16, 2021, and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden the following day."

Join LWVFL on Friday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) to learn more about Juneteenth, Black liberation, the significance of the holiday to an average citizen, the day becoming a federal holiday and the differences between Juneteenth and Florida's Emancipation Day.  MEMBERS ONLY--Register for June 17 Lunch & Learn
Central Florida Juneteenth events listed HERE from VisitOrlando.

Pride events are in full swing in central Florida! Visit this calendar for all the dates and details.  Much appreciation to our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Accessibility (DEIA) Committee that keeps us updated with this local information.  Consider joining their efforts.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY

Madeline Latorre
Sharon Wiss-Jacob
Teri Pappas
Rosemary Perry
A hearty welcome to our newest members!

Need a meaningful gift idea?  Consider giving a membership to LWVOC, a thoughtful gift for all generations.
Over 20% of our members are men...in case you need Father's Day ideas!

Anne Stevens
Patricia Burke
Marlys J. Harris
Rosalynn Climaco
Maija E. Judelson
Margo G. Hamel
Kitty M. Woodley
Deborah A. Dennard
JoEllen and Tom Ross
Connie Welch
Donor Tributes include:
Kimberly Mould--Thank you to Kitty Woodley for the call today!
Rosa Smith--Appreciation to LWVOC to fight FL policies against women, gays, & voting rights!
Clover Hardaway--In appreciation of Lee Rambeau-Kemp
 
Your contributions help us fight for #Votes4All
Donations can also be made "To honor, In memory, In tribute or recognition" etc. for a special someone.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION~We hope by now you have all seen our evolving new modern homepage and upgrades to the League site. We want to thank the TEAM at LaunchThat! for all of their hard work and talent in assembling a site and branding befitting our 21stst Century League. And yes, it took a TEAM to make these updates. So, you can imagine how indebted we are to our very own Lisa Adkins. What some of us request with little thought to the work entailed, often falls on our one-person band, Lisa. She has been invaluable in this process, transmitting her knowledge of the intricacies of Club Express and the internal dynamics of League membership to help LaunchThat! arrive at our new site. Thank you Lisa for your service!!!
We trust that this site will attract a new generation of donors and members as well as effectively communicate our mission to defend democracy and educate voters.
P.S. The homepage update is only phase one of modernizing the site. Other portions will be rolling out soon. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us but we do ask that you copy us both on those suggestions to Lisa. We value your feedback--email us HERE.. 
Co-Presidents Barbara Lanning & Nicolette Springer (shown above)

At some point in each of our lives we are likely to be in court facing a judge.

  • Defending a traffic ticket
  • Witness to a car accident
  • Settling an estate matter
  • For divorce or custody
  • Maybe something awful, like a loved one was arrested and charged with a criminal offense.

In each of these cases, your life or that of your loved one, is in the balance, dependent on that judge. How will they rule? How will that ruling impact you and your family? For that moment, in your life, who that judge is matters – a lot. And, judicial elections matter – a lot.

For yourself and your family, come meet and hear our 9th Circuit Court Judicial Candidates. Make your vote count! Click for a special message about July's Hot Topics.

Volunteer ~ Support ~ Join

Help others register to vote!  VOLUNTEERING Opportunities available with Voter Services Committee (Leaguers only.)   Learn more by clicking below:

 
EVERY VOTE EQUAL
How the National Popular Vote Can Save Democracy

Five of nine currently sitting Supreme Court justices were appointed by Presidents who lost the popular vote.
 
If you're startled by the above fact and want to learn more, cont. reading HERE and consider joining our National Popular Vote Committee

MetroPlan ORLANDO, June 20 Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2022/23 to 2026/27  We will be using the Zoom web conferencing platform for the meeting, and it will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. The meeting will feature presentations on projects contained in the Transportation Improvement Program, and there will be time for questions and comments from the public. REGISTER HERE  Click for Transportation Comm. INFO
JUNE 22, 6:30-7:30pm is the NEXT scheduled Gun Safety re-organization meeting.
 
Please join us as we strive to make Orange County a safer, more peaceful community.

PLEASE CONTACT EUGENE STOCCARDO AT EUGENE.LWVOC@GMAIL.COM TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK.

Do you want to learn more about how the City of Orlando operates?
Learn about city government, become an active resident and network with like-minded individuals. Students of Mayor's City Academy go on department tours and interact with city employees.
 
 
Teachers Wanted!
The Education Committee is looking for local educators who would like to participate in this year's Harvard Case Method Civics Workshop, AUG 20.  All training, case materials, and ongoing teacher support is FREE.  Learn more HERE about nominating a local teacher.  Nomination deadline is JULY 10.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • Enjoy a weekend of celebrating Juneteenth and Fathers!
  • Thank you, donors!  We're excited to be getting closer to our June giving goal.
  • It's not too early to register for Hot Topics.
  • Know any educators who would like to take part in a Harvard Methods workshop?  We have a special opportunity.
  • Need a Father's Day gift?  Make him a League member!