Civic Engagement Activity

These reports were received during late August and September from several Florida AAUW branches in response to a request for civic engagement projects:

Weston:

Palm Beach County

  • members are working on an initiative to encourage voting.  Members pledge to remind at least one drop off voter to go the polls or request an absentee ballot.
  • We are hosting the League of Women Voters at our September luncheon to discuss amendments on the November ballot. This meeting is open to the public

Flagler County

  • has already begun its get out the vote campaign.
  • On Wednesday, August 29, we hosted  a Women’s Equality Day program at the Flagler County Public Library which featured a speaker from the LWV and the Daytona Beach branch president.
  • We will be appearing at the October and November 1stFriday in Flagler Beach with voting information etc.
  • Our October 13 branch meeting will be a meet the local candidates program and an Amendment

Marco Island

A Marco Island member writes: I belong to two very small philanthropic groups who are already planning the following and perhaps because I belong to the Marco Branch we will ask them to join especially for the walks.

  1. Still discussing the logo:  #USFORUS, #ONEUS, #BACKTOGETHER
  2. We have gotten local police permission to hold signage and line up on the bridge with large signs
  3. I usually write the articles for the newspapers.  They will be regarding ‘Parties Work Together’, ‘Crossing the Line’, ‘Stop Bullying’. etc.

Daytona Beach

  • will be hosting a meeting the the League on the proposed amendments in October.
  • St Augustine and Daytona hope to work on women’s economic security research which I am sure will lead to some advocacy work.

Sarasota

  • Hosted an equality day luncheon (per Pat Ross)

Jacksonville

  • will have as its program for September the former president of First Coast LWV presenting a program on the Constitutional Amendments. If the LWV wants us to help as we did in 2014, she will ask at the meeting and I am sure we will get volunteers to help.

Orlando/Winter Park

  • October Meeting will have as a presenter a member of the League of Women Voters to discuss the 13 amendments that will be on the ballot.

Lake Sumter

  • Get out the vote, voter registration with LWV
  • Joint Equality Tea co-hosted by AAUW and LWV on August 17 with guest speakers Lisa Marshall (running unopposed for Lake Co. Commission) and Leslie Campione, Bill Nelson’s Regional Director each speaking on how the became interested in politics.
  • Educating members and the public on
    • Proposed FL constitution amendments
    • Meetings to host political candidates in our counties
  • Plan to host an event at a local college.

 

 

 

Author: Pat DeWitt

I am a retired institutional researcher, a musician and musicologist, and support AAUW as well as several environmental causes.

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