Join us at our LWVSPA member events!
Member events are a great way to learn more about League membership, meet new people, catch up on League programs and issues, and discover opportunities for you to support the issues you care about.
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In the meantime, look over details of upcoming scheduled events:
Team Leads Quarterly Meeting
April 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Board is initiating quarterly conversations so we can better coordinate across the organization and discuss how we might centralize some functions (e.g. volunteer coordination, communications, branding, advocacy coordination & more) in order for all of us to focus more on making change on the issues and tasks we're passionate about.
We'd like all action team and program leads to attend these meetings which will tentatively be held quarterly from 5:30-6:30pm on the 1st Tuesday immediately before Board meetings. Board members and team members are always welcome.
If chairpersons are unable to attend, please send a representative from your team.
Membership Reproductive Rights Voter Rights Restoration
Promotions Gun Safety Sustainability
Voter Services Immigration Campaign Finance Reform
Social Justice Education Health Care
April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Solar Co-op Info Session
April 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
West Community Library @ SPC Gibbs Campus, 6700 8th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA
LWVSPA is once again partnering with Solar United Neighbors to bring a solar co-op to our community.
Learn about solar energy, and how this nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business.
Solar United Neighbors makes it easy to go solar and save. At this free meetup, you will learn about solar technology, and how going solar can save you money. Solar co-ops have helped thousands of people save money by leveraging the power of group purchasing, and independent experts can teach you everything you need to know to decide whether solar is right for you. Learn more at Solar United Neighbors' website.
*If you require special accommodation to attend and participate in this event, please message us directly as soon as possible at email@example.com. We cannot guarantee that we'll be able to accommodate, but we'll do our best!
Annual Meeting by Video Conference
April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Annual Meeting will continue via conference/video call.
Brunch & Speaker will be cancelled.
Food Politics Meeting
April 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conference Call Call 605-472-5621 Code 555498
JOIN US for the LWVSPA Food Politics (FKA Plant Power) Action Team.
This year, our primary goals are to educate people about the impact of their food choices on the corrupting influence of money in politics, personal health and environmental impacts; to find like-minded people and organizations, to empower individuals to take personal action, and perhaps most importantly, to have fun and eat good food. In this meeting we will develop our action plan, talk about our budget and get started!
Please RSVP to Julie Kessel at Julie.Kessel@Cigna.com so we can make sure we have enough space and healthy snacks!
You may not know this, but this is a BIG DEMOCRACY issue!
Food and politics are good ole’ buddies.
Think about this…
The healthcare and pharma lobbies want you to think that drugs and devices are the answer to your medical woes
The energy lobby wants you to think that they are for renewable sources of energy
The Agribusiness lobby wants you to think they are for sustainable farming and humane animal consumption
And they pay a LOT of special interest money to keep you thinking you have limited personal power to take control of your health, carbon footprint, and environment.
Bowl-a-thon for Tampa Bay Abortion Fund
April 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave S, South Pasadena, FL 33707, USA
LWVSPA joins forces with the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund to make abortion access a reality for Tampa Bay women in need
The Tampa Bay Abortion Fund, which is in its second year of operation as a nonprofit, is a group of volunteers who help those struggling to access abortions and other forms of reproductive healthcare due to low finances.
As part of a wave of pushback against a nationwide wave of anti-abortion legislation, the LWVSPA’s Reproductive Rights Action Team is helping Tampa Bay Abortion Fund (TBAF) by co-sponsoring the Bowl-A-Thon for TBAF on Sunday, April 26 at 12pm at Ten Pin Lanes in South Pasadena, FL. This fundraiser is in direct response to the forced parental consent bill passed recently by the Florida legislature -- a Trojan Horse of a bill designed to undermine Floridians’ right to privacy and to bring an end to abortion access in our state.
LWVSPA and TBAF are also conscious of the potential impact of the current administration on federal and state abortion laws. There is an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court, nefarious legislation everywhere we turn (nearly 300 laws restricting abortion have been passed since 2010), and anti-abortion legislators emboldened to pass bills. But we’re responding by celebrating access to show the world that abortion is a necessary part of health care, people should have full insurance coverage, and community care means making sure people can access the abortions they want and need.
Join in this fundraising effort by forming a foursome for your own bowling team, join a team already in the making, or donate to one of the teams that have been formed:
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2889696377754741/
Immigration Action Group
April 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom video conference. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for code to join the meeting or questions.
Our purpose is to be a nucleus of informed members, ready to act and to educate regarding the LWVUS position on immigration.
Voter Service Committee
April 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conference Call 605-472-5621
Meeting Access Code. 555498
May 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm