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This year the League of Women Voters Pensacola Bay Area is celebrating its centennial with a Birthday Party. The League was formed as women gained the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. These women, known as suffragists, had worked tirelessly for more than seventy years to achieve this goal. This social occasion will feature displays of both historical and current activities of our organization, founded as women earned the right to vote in the United States.

 

DATE:  Saturday, February 15, 2020

TIME:  10:00 AM 12:00 noon

Place:  The Student Center at Pensacola State College

           1013 Underwood Ave. Pensacola, FL 32503   

           There is plenty of free parking

 

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of activities to Make Democracy Work for all of us.

The Latest Newsletter: February 2020 - The Voter

Video of LWV Pensacola Bay Area Meetings

October 19, 2019 Dr. Paula Montgomery presented a lecture entitled Saving Futures. She clarified the many alternatives now available within the Juvenile Justice System. She also explained the considerable progress and improvements made to Florida's Juvenile Justice System. Watch the presentation on YouTube here.

 

November 16, 2019 The Gun Safety Committee reported on the League sponsored Lock-It-Up Program. The goal of the program is to promote gun safety by making the public aware of the dangers of firearms that are not safely and securely stored. The YouTube video of the presentation is here and relevant research-based information on gun safety is here.

 

January 18, 2020, Sallie Brown presented a lecture and video on Mexico, covering a brief history of the U.S. relationship with Mexico in the 19th and 20th centuries.  She also provided information concerning Mexico regarding three critical factors for all Americans:  immigration, trade, and security. You can watch a video of her lecture on YouTube here.

NOTE: We had some technical difficulties on January 18th such that Sallie’s PowerPoint slides would not display. However, we were able to include them in the video.

When Women Vote

The booklet, When Women Vote, was originally produced in 1995 by the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area. It is a study of the Pensacola suffragist movement and the founding of the League of Women Voters in the Pensacola Bay Area and its history. Read it here

Gun Safety Study Committee reports here.

League In Action

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

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, Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney. Source: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice data. Read it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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