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Saving Futures

Speaker: Dr. Paula Montgomery

October 19, 2019 10:15 am Coffee 10:30 am Meeting

Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley

 

Florida prosecutes more children as adults than any other state, thus branding the child as a felon for life.  How did we get to this sad place and what can we do about it?  The way we got here is complicated and  the way out will require our dedication to justice and public safety.  The Florida League of Women Voters has collaborated with other organizations to look for ways to fix this problem locally as well as legislatively.

 

October is Juvenile Justice Month and the League is working with the Southern Poverty law Center, Movement for Change, the Escambia Youth Justice Coalition and the NAACP to find solutions. Please join us on October 19, at the Tryon Library to learn how our local League of Women Voters, as well as the Florida League, continue to gain information and address this problem.  For more information contact Paula Montgomery, LWVF Juvenile Justice Committee Member at 850-438-8891

The Latest Newsletter: September 2019 - The Voter

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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