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Fundraiser next month for CFLGP

We’re having a fundraiser to keep our office up and running for the various progressive grassroots groups to use to further our common cause–resisting and replacing the current administration of divisive and detrimental politics and policies.  Our fully equipped office, with wi-fi included, is located at 1850 Lee Road, Suite 304, Winter Park, FL  32789. 

Please see info below and contact the number below or the office at 407-951-8583 for further info or if you’d like to help or donate.  Donation drop offs will be at:  1018 New Hampshire St., Orlando, Phone 407-418-2212 on:

  • Sunday, October 22   10am-3pm
  • Sunday, November 5 10am – 3pm
  • Monday, November 6   9am – 12pm

Thanks!

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Voting Integrity Panel Event–LWV

hacking democracyNext month, the Orange County League of Women Voters will host a panel on voting rights and the integrity of our election system.  The panel will consist of the Supervisors of Elections in Orange and Seminole County, Bill Cowles and Michael Ertel, and Susan Pynchon, founder and executive director of the Florida Fair Election Coalition.  Susan was one of the activists in the HBO and emmy-nominated movie “Hacking Democracy.”  The movie can be viewed here for free.  Even though the movie is 10 years old, the disturbing information revealed is just as relevant now, if not more so.  Attached is another clip about Ms. Pynchon’s continuing efforts to fight against voter suppression and election tampering in Florida.  The movie “Hacking Democracy” will inspire many more questions about the integrity of our election system.  Hope you can make it to this most important event armed with your questions and concerns.

When:   Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Where:  Sorosis Womans Club of Orlando, 501 East Livingston St., Orlando

 

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The importance of the “fourth estate”

fourth estateWith extensive dysfunction rampant within our three branches of  governmental “checks and balances”, we are having to rely extensively on the “fourth estate,” the media in its various forms, to highlight and counteract the stonewalling of actions needed to protect our democracy.   One note about social activism–it comes in many forms and letter writing to the media can be helpful in getting out opinions and facts that could be obscured by others with a bigger name or megaphone or ulterior motives.  You just cannot predict when or if your piece will resonate with an editor, but we all need to try and voice our informed opinions.

A recent letter to the editor in the “Orlando Sentinel” from the supervisor of elections in Seminole County, prompted a response from one of our members.  Her response is in today’s Sunday Sentinel.  (Links are below.)

Please keep us informed of your efforts and published letters, and even unpublished letters that are compelling, and we’ll put them up on our website to inspire and inform others.

Original letter:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-fla-elections-are-not-hacked-michael-ertel-20170608-story.html

Rebuttal:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-letters-russian-hacking-malware-concerns-20170609-story.html