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Documentary, “Equal Means Equal"
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Coffee 10:15 a.m.; Program 10:30 a.m.
Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave

The Women’s Issues Committee will show the hard-hitting documentary film, “Equal Means Equal,’’ created by filmmaker Kamala Lopez, on the subject of America’s systemic war on women’s rights. The film features interviews with well-known feminists such as Patricia Arquette and Gloria Steinem along with stories of ordinary women across the country impacted by discrimination and legislation ignored. It makes a solid case for the Equal Rights Amendment, which was approved by Congress in the 1970s, but fell three states short of ratification. Contact: Mary Collins, Women's Issues Chair, mcollins5349@gmail.com, 850-346-5520

The Economics of Immigration - April 8, 2017 at the Downtown Library on Spring Street. Note change of date and location for the meeting.

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act will leave millions of Americans uninsured and in poor health. We fought hard for these rights and protetions and we cannot go backwards. Tell your Senators to oppose repeal of the ACA. Read More...

Take action now! League leads Florida coalition to prevent gun violence. Join us! The Florida Cloalition to Prevent Gun Violence, lead by the LWV Florida, was formed in the wake of the June 12th massacre of Pulse nightclub in Orlano. Read more...

December New Report Tracks History & Impact of Florida's Strict Criminal Disenfranchisement Law. The following link leads to a latest report by the Brennan Center for Justice regarding the restoration of former felons voting rights in Florida.

League in the News

Three Facts About School Arrest in Escambia's Prison Pipeline. Compilied Dr. Amir Whitaker, Skouthern Poverty Law Center Attorney. Source: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice data. Read it here.

Latest Update: "Redistricting in Florida", what you need to know. Read here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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