Monday, November 6, 2017

Teaching Thursday, Nov 16

First Teaching Thursday
of the season

Nov. 16

Pot luck at 6pm
(There’s a rumor that there will be wine and beer to mark the occasion)
Presentation at 7pm

1. Update on Second Chance Amendment which would give felons back their voting rights once they have completed their sentence.
Americans believe in second chances. We need to make sure that Florida Law does too. Nearly 1.5 million people in Florida are permanently excluded from voting because of a prior felony conviction. Florida is one of only four states that still has a system that excludes so many people from voting. These are our family members, friends, and neighbors who have already repaid their debts to society. Now is the time to restore the ability to vote to Floridians who have earned the opportunity to participate in and give back to their communities.

2. Measures underway to challenge the "Stand Your Ground" law, which is increasing racism, sexism and homicide in Florida. In 2005, Florida became the first state in the nation to pass a Stand Your Ground law.  In 2012 in Sanford, Florida, 29-year-old George Zimmerman shot and murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, and was found not guilty. It's more than a gun control issue and more than a black & white issue. Learn more at our event from Rhonda J. Felder, PMP, M.F.A. from Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward.

Please join us as we explore these important Justice initiatives. Your support is essential to move our country to where there really is:

“Liberty and justice for all”