No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” –Michelle Obama
Celebrate Mother's Day with More Than Flowers
As we honor the mothers who gave us life, let's not forget the mothers - and fathers - working daily for common sense laws to reduce gun violence in America. Click here to make a Mother's Day donation to Moms Demand Action & Everytown for Gun Safety.
For other creative ways to express your love while making a difference, check out https://www.mothersdaymovement.org/.
Support Biden's Repeal of Trump's Gag Rule on Title X Health Providers
Donald Trump banned providers at publicly-funded clinics (such as your county health department) that receive Title X from providing any information on abortion. As a result:
The Title X program lost more than 1,000 service sites (roughly 1/4 of the prior total).
Remaining grantees saw almost 850,000 fewer clients in 2019 than 2018, including 575,000 fewer clients below the federal poverty level & almost 325,000 uninsured.
Now Joe Biden's administration is proposing to roll back this destructive order. Click here to submit your "formal comment." Urge HHS to eliminate the gag rule for family planning providers and change Title X family planning funding. It's time to give patients access to the information & care they need.
BAM Meeting Thursday, May 13 Spotlights Hunger & Homelessness
Covid's impact on our community has been destructive and widespread. Four local agencies at the forefront of finding solutions will speak to us this week. Come hear representatives from BEAM, Feeding NE Florida, Mission House & the Sulzbacher Center describe the work they're doing and how we can help make a positive difference in our neighbor's lives.
To register for the meeting & get the Zoom info, click here.
Monday - May 10 - Atlantic Beach Commission Vote on Lily Street
This Monday evening, the AB City Commission is scheduled to make a final decision on the resolution to purchase Lily Street - a roughly 2 acre marsh-front property on the Intercoastal. Initial proposals to make this a public park & boat ramp have been scrapped. Click here for more details.