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How to interpret Amendments on the ballot

NCJW’s mission is to strive for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. In keeping with our mission, we aim to help others find their voices, not to speak for them but with them. As Florida’s State Policy Advocate (SPA) Vice Chair, Lauren Brownstein represents not only Sarasota-Manatee Section but the State of Florida during legislative sessions in Tallahassee, at local coalitions, during meet and greets with other community organizations and many NCJW workshops. NCJW has 7 sections in the state and Sarasota-Manatee and Tallahasee are the only sections on the west coast. As the SPA, it is her mission to connect this section with all of the other sections in this state.

Our section has identified a critical need and to address this gap, NCJW Sarasota-Manatee Section is having a very special event on Oct. 16, 2018. This will be a very informative opportunity to learn about the upcoming ballot amendments. Participants will hear how your “yes” and “no” votes will impact our state and us all. NCJW also plans to take this information and reach as many people as possible because these amendments are critical such as the “Second Chance Amendment” and it is important that people fully understand how the ballot is written and interpreted. Please hold on to your ballots until you attend this meeting because it will help you make an informed decision.

This special event will take place Tuesday evening, Oct 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Palm Room at the Savoy, 401 Palm Ave. Sarasota.

Registration will begin at 6:30 pm. Space is limited so please RSVP as early as possible and guests will be welcomed. Send your RSVP and questions to Lauren Brownstein at or 941-243-3601.