Achieve Escambia: cradle to career - The February 16 League meets at the Tryon Branch Library, 10:15 am. It should give us real hope and enthusiasm for the way forward for our children as well as for all of our citizens. Kimberly Krupa, Achieve Escambia Director, will be our speaker.
Achieve Escambia is an organization of community leaders committed to building the necessary infrastructure to support a successful journey for every child, youth and young adult in Escambia County.
Hot Topic: Back Pack Follow up Program
March 6, 2019 Downtown Library, 5:30-7:30 pm
Donna Harper, Moderator
Former panelists are invited to return and further discuss the issue and current threats . The discussion will begin with the video from the previous panel.
March16, Saturday, 10:15 General Meeting, Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave, Prevention of Gun Violence
March 23, Saturday, 10:00 am -New member coffee at Diane Kratochvil’s home. Members who have not attended a prior new member coffee and would like to know more about the League are invited.
April 6, Saturday. 10:15 am Hot Topic, Tryon Branch Library National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, Speaker Sally Hart Brown
April 13, Saturday 10:15 am - General Meeting Tryon Branch Library 1200 Langley Ave, Owning our Bodies, Why It Matters Dr. Roz Fisher, UWF professor and Benjamin Stevenson, ACLU
The Latest Newsletter: February 2019 - The Voter
Gun Safety Study Committee reports here.
League In Action
January 3rd presentation by Dr. Carol Weissert: Overview of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. watch here
Watch the Go See Tour at the ECUA Recycling facility on YouTube here.
Girl Scouts from Troop 838 present the flag at the General Meeting September 16.
In honor of Women's Equality Day, 22 League members held a Silent Protest on Saturday, August 26. Signs with messages of issues of concern to women and equality were displayed. The red robes and white bonnets are a part of the story in "The Handmaid's Tale". Additional pictures are found in the September Voter and on LWVPBA facebook page. There will be additional silent protests in the future. Watch for time and places.
League Statement on Immigration - The League of Women Voters is oposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Read here.
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.