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Allendale United Methodist Church

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3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
(727) 896- 5197 https://lwvspa.org

May 2017

Advocacy Workshop ~ Interactive Skill-Building (FREE!)

May 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Free

This workshop, led by League leaders, Julie Kessel and Amy Weintraub, and co-sponsored by the group Fired up Pinellas, provides a hands-on look at advocating for political change in 2017 and how to get involved on both the local and state level. The first part of this interactive workshop will offer tools useful for protecting social, environmental, and economic rights. Topics will include: - becoming an opinion leader through persuasive writing and getting in print, - using all social media…

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Advocacy Training: Campaign Finance Reform

May 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
free

If you believe individual citizens are far more important than money, this is the event for you. Without a move to reform the way campaigns are funded, the power of the individual voter will be lost to well-funded interests. At this interactive workshop, gain and hone the skills you need to become a citizen activist for eliminating super PACs’ control over campaigns and our elected officials. - effective communications styles - birddogging techniques - using social media and traditional media…

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August 2017

Getting in Print: Opinion Writing 101

August 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
Free: Registration required

Learn the basics of writing opinion letters and why it's so important and effective. Registration required at event website.

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November 2017

Gun Safety: A Conversation with Police Chief Holloway

November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
Free

Join the League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area’s Gun Safety Action Team for a Conversation with St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway on how we as a community can effectively prevent gun violence and improve gun safety. Learn more about the Chief at http://police.stpete.org/ootc/chief-of-police-biography.html

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January 2018

Media Challenges, Social Media Impact & State of Public Trust in Media

January 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Hear a lively panel discussion about the challenges of the media, the impact of social media and the state of the public trust in media today. Moderated by Poynter Institute with panelists NPR TV Critic - Eric Deggans, Tampa Bay Times Political Editor - Adam Smith, and Tampa Bay Times Senior News Researcher - Caryn Baird. 6:30pm - Panel 8:00pm - Dessert reception Free and open to the public. However, registration is strongly encouraged so we can anticipate dessert needs!…

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February 2018

Impact of Gun Violence on our Children, Families and City: A Community Conversation

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Gun violence has touched a broad cross-section of our city and our country, and remains a persistent public safety issue. The LWVSPA Gun Safety Action Team believes we must “think globally and act locally.” We invite you to hear three local panelists - City Council Vice Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Rev. Manuel Sykes, and facilitator Ryan Mitchell - share their personal stories and professional insights, then join us in exploring how we can, as a community, be effective advocates. This event…

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FILM: Backpack Full of Cash

February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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View this thought-provoking documentary on the privatization of public education! Representatives of the education community, neighborhood organizations, parent groups, social justice groups, elected officials, and the general public are all invited to this screening. Immediately afterwards there will be a brief Q and A. However, a more in-depth discussion, based on written audience feedback provided at the screening, will be held at the same location on Thursday, March 8 (6:30-8:00). Sponsored by: League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg and…

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March 2018

International Women’s Day Advocacy Training (Part 1)

March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Free

Women are Making Democracy Work! Celebrate International Women’s Day by putting more in your advocacy tool chest. Some features of this interactive training will include: - getting up-to-date facts on the Florida Constitution Review Commission (CRC) and the issues that are at stake - learning more about the CRC activities related to privacy/reproductive rights/health care, education, gun legislation, preemption and election law. - preparing to testify for the CRC’s St. Pete public hearing on 3/13 - creating a 90-120 second…

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May 2018

We Are One – One City Chorus’ Benefit for the Family of Luis Blanco

May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Free. Donations accepted

The concert will benefit the family of Luis Blanco who was recently deported back to Mexico after working in construction and farming and living peacefully in Plant City for over 20 years, leaving behind his wife and six children. The concert will take place at the Allendale United Methodist Church whose congregation has pledged to provide rent money for the family for one year. The concert is free but a goodwill collection will be taken. The 100-voice One City Chorus…

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June 2018

General League of Women Voters SPA Membership Meeting

June 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Get Plugged Into the League’s Work! As one of the most active advocacy and policy education groups in Pinellas County, the League’s current issues include voter engagement, environmental sustainability, gun safety, campaign finance reform, immigration, education, healthcare access, international relations, and reproductive rights. Come learn about the League’s strategies to influence change and how you can join in! office@lwvspa.org 727 896 5197

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General League of Women Voters SPA Membership Meeting

June 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Free

Get Plugged Into the League’s Work! As one of the most active advocacy and policy education groups in Pinellas County, the League’s current issues include voter engagement, environmental sustainability, gun safety, campaign finance reform, immigration, education, healthcare access, international relations, and reproductive rights. Come learn about the League’s strategies to influence change and how you can join in! office@lwvspa.org 727 896 5197

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Solar Co-op Info Session #2 (Summer series)

June 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Live in south Pinellas County and want to go solar? Now's your chance! Neighbors across the area have formed a Solar Co-op with the help of the League of Women Voters, Solar United Neighbors of Florida, the City of St. Petersburg, and Suncoast Sierra Club. Co-ops make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us to learn about solar energy, as well as how co-op membership simplifies…

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April 2019

National Popular Vote ~ Let’s Talk!

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Join your local League of Women Voters to hear how the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact promotes the direct election of the president by popular vote. The NPVIC preserves the electoral system while guaranteeing that the votes of all Americans count. This compact will take effect only when signed by state representing 270 electoral votes; at present, 12 states with 172 electoral votes have agreed to the compact. The public is invited to attend this important information session. Find more…

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May 2019

A Tribute to Pete Seeger on His 100th Birthday

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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A Free Concert featuring the One City Chorus, The Urban Gypsies of Florida, The One City Chorus and Friends Legendary folksinger, songwriter, activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate Pete Seeger passed away five years ago, but had he lived he would have celebrated his 100th birthday this May 3rd. In his honor St. Pete’s One City Chorus will present a free concert featuring musical tributes, videos and stories about Pete, and of course a sing-along of Pete’s best-loved songs. They’ll joined…

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August 2019

Advocacy Training with League of Women Voters

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33703 United States
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Free

Nicolette Springer, Director of Government Affairs & Development for the League of Women Voters of Florida, will lead this evening workshop. Nicolette will be providing information and training on effective and efficient advocacy. Please RSVP at this ticketing link so that we can prepare for the appropriate number of attendees: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?

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