An Indivisible group working to protect democracy
Representing Florida’s 16th and 17th Congressional Districts
To create a networked community of empowered, action-oriented individuals who work to protect the well being of all citizens and who support the election of candidates that defend human rights and our democracy.
On Tuesday, February 5th, more than 92 participants attended a presentation by Dr. Dale Anderson sponsored by Sarasota Stands Together (SST) held at the Selby Library entitled “How Fascism Works.” The presentation was followed by a lively discussion about the vulnerablility of our democracy to a non violent takeover. Opportunities for networking abounded and refreshments were enjoyed by all.
SST would like to thank all who attended for your participation and generous donations. Please join us on March 5, 2019, 6PM-7:30PM at Selby Library for Part II of Dr Anderson’s presentation which will focus on what we can do as citizens to protect ourselves and our democracy.
Many who attended wanted copies of the presentation. We hope to be able to link to it here in the near future, but you can obtain a copy right now from Dr. Anderson by requesting it from him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back soon to our “Recommended Reading” section for a list of suggested books relating to this topic.
An eagerly awaited petition to expand health coverage to over 700,000 low-income Floridian adults is ready to circulate! You can download it at the end of this post.
The petition calls for expanding Medicaid coverage to adults whose incomes are too low to purchase "Obamacare" coverage. Past Florida governors and legislatures have failed to act, and so far all signs point to the newly elected Florida officials taking the same position. (The 8 Democrats in Florida's Congressional delegation have called on Governor Ron DeSantis to expand Medicaid.)
Expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults can be expected to save taxpayer funds and increase state revenue, according to a Florida Policy Institute study.
This ballot initiative will give the people of Florida a say. In Maine, Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska, all as red or redder than Florida, voters have passed measures to expand Medicaid.
The downloadable petition is a 2-page PDF file, which must be printed out as a 2-sided document. (If your printer can't print or copy 2-sided, then email EnglewoodIndivisible@gmail.com to request printed petitions.)
Here are some pointers for circulating the petition:
Please mail completed petitions to:
Paige ArmstrongPlanned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida2300 North Florida Mango RoadWest Palm Beach, Florida 33409
If you are near Englewood, you can also bring the petitions you've collected to Englewood Indivisible at its weekly social events, at the Englewood Farmers Market on Thursdays or at the February 16th monthly meeting.
Thank you for doing this important work!
Our 2019 Meetings
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
March 5, April 2, May 7 at Selby Library
Senator Rick Scott - 202-224-5274
Plymouth Harbor is in U.S.House District 16
The White House comment line – 202-456-1111
To reach a member of Congress representing another state, Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 (especially if you own property or summer in another state).
To email a legislator – type in the name in Google or whatever search you use and click on contact or email.
Governor Ron DeSantis – 850-717-9337; email: www.email-the-governor/
Plymouth Harbor is in Florida Senate District 23 and House District 71
To email Rep. Robinson or to reach any legislator, committee or Department: www.myflorida.com
Note: ALL positions listed above are held by Republicans.
Florida House Minority Leader is Kionne McGhee, 850-717-5117.
Senate Minority Leader is Audrey Gibson, 850-487-5833.
District 1-Michael Moran; District 2 – Christian Ziegler; District 3 – Nancy Detert; District 4 – Alan Maio; District 5 – Charles Hines (Chair). (All positions held by Republicans).
Other members are Jan Ahern-Koch, Hagen Brody, Shelli Freelan Eddie and Willie Shaw.
District 1 – Bridget Ziegler; District 2 – Caroline Zucker; District 3 – Eric Robinson; District 4 Shirley Brown; District 5 – Jane Goodwin (Chair). Information call center: 941-027-9000.
Supervisor of Elections: Ron Turner. For voting information: 941-861-8600.