“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela
Thursday, July 1 - Duval Dems' Big Tent Party 5-7 p.m.
Start your 4th of July weekend off right! State Senator Audrey Gibson is hosting a gathering tomorrow night to kick off the Dems' Get Out the Vote efforts for 2022. Join activists from across Duval County at the IBEW hall backlot (966 Liberty St, JAX) where a tent will protect the festivities rain or shine. Click here to RSVP and get more details.
Thursday, July 8 - BAM Reunion - 7-8 pm
We're looking forward to BAM's first in-person gathering since February 2020 when we get together next week at Adele Grage. We'll be celebrating last year's achievements, previewing our 2021 action plans, honoring our founder Althea Lachicotte, and collecting donations for BEAM's back to school campaign. Click here for more details on what BEAM needs.
We're using CDC Covid guidelines: masks are optional if you're vaccinated, required if you are not. And we're asking everyone to bring their own drinks. We'll be providing a light dessert, the company of progressive friends, and a chance to celebrate last year's victories & begin mapping our plans for more in 2022. Click here to RSVP and bring friends!
Do You Support Vaccine Passports for U.S. Travel?
Representative John Rutherford wants to know his constituents' views on this issue. Let's be sure he hears from as many of us as possible. Click here to take his one-question survey.
BAM's Letters to the Editor Group Excels!
Two more excellent contributions by BAM's LTE group have been been published this month. Our thanks to authors Jane Kosut & Julie LaGoy for their articulate contributions. These are great ways to reach out to people in our community who may not agree with us and get them thinking. To join the LTE team, email Nancy Staats.
Joshua Hicks Is Running for JAX City Council!
Many of us got to know Josh Hicks last year as he ran a tireless campaign to replace Cord Byrd as our representative in Tallahassee. He is smart, honorable, and brimming with ideas to make Jacksonville a better, fairer city. So it's great news that he's running next year to represent City Council District 3. Click here to learn more about Josh & his goals, or to contribute to his campaign.