The LWVSPA Reproductive Rights Action Team works in Tampa Bay to affirm and advocate for equal and safe access to the full range of reproductive health care – from abortion to birth control to evidence-based sex education. The group works to increase participation in the reproductive rights movement in the Tampa Bay area through letter-to-the editor campaigns, and educational films, discussions, book studies, forums, and visibility events such as this annual event:
Roe v Wade Anniversary Visibility Event
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12 PM – 1 PM Corner of 3rd St & Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701-3325 Facebook event page
Join LWVSPA, Pinellas NOW, Planned Parenthood, and Progress Florida for this annual sign-waving to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. We gather at the corner of Central Avenue and 3rd Street in downtown St. Pete. Bring signs, if you can. Otherwise, we will have extras.
Forming ongoing relationships with state- and federal-level elected officials, as well as local public health officials, is a priority for the Reproductive Rights Action Team.
Members participate in a monthly in-person meeting at the League office in downtown St. Petersburg the second Thursday of each month. Members are also invited to participate in a monthly LWV of Florida state-wide conference call open to LWV members from all over Florida and is held on the second Monday of each month at 12 noon.
Send an email to get Comprehensive Sex Ed in Pinellas County Schools
This has been a goal for our committee since its inception and now momentum is really moving. The community collaborative working on this, Empowering Pinellas Youth Collaborative: Community for Comprehensive Sex Ed, of which our action team is a part and which is led by 2 of our action team members (Dr. Linsey Grove and Julia Sharp), has developed an easy way to reach all Pinellas County School Board members at once. Just follow the link and sign the petition now: https://act.progressflorida.org/letter/epyc-sexed/
You can also watch EPYC’s first video in their Mini-Series; The Intro.