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WEST PINELLAS NOW September CHAPTER MEETING

Date & TIME: Tuesday September at 6:30 PM

Location: Jason's Deli - 25801 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, FL (in the Cypress Point shopping center; just south of the Westfield Mall)

Please note the change of venue - we are NOT meeting at Chili's this month (Dinner will be available from the menu)


MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD


The three candidates running for the Pinellas County School Board are:

      Jeff Larsen for School Board District 2 at Large

      Nicole Carr for School Board District 3 at Large

      Carl Zimmerman for School Board District 3 at Large

 

Jeff Larsen is a middle school reading teacher, entering his 14th year of service. He has served two terms as a Tarpon Springs City Commissioner and Vice Mayor over the past six years. He became involved as a civic leader through the City of Tarpon Springs Planning and Zoning Board. He also served as the Chairman on the Pension Board and member of Pinellas County's Homeless Leadership Board. He graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Business Administration. His wife of 17 years, Dory, was born and raised in Pinellas County and they have two sons. Jeff has coached both boys and girls basketball teams for Gulf Middle School for the past 13 years.  Additionally, he has served GMS as a department head of the Dropout Prevention Program, Professional Learning Community Facilitator for the reading department, and worked on curriculum development at the district level. 

 

Nichole Carr is mom of two boys, one in high school the other in elementary school. She is an educator with over twenty years of experience working as a teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, and a district administrator with experience working in Lakewood Elementary, Meadowlawn Middle and Northeast High Schools in Pinellas County. She earned a Bachelors and Master's degree in Education as well as a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Florida. She believes students should be more than proficient on a test; they should thrive and develop a love of learning. She knows we must foster a climate that values our school personnel because the most important factor in school success is a great teacher. 

 

Carl Zimmermann has spent over thirty years in Pinellas County classrooms teaching TV production, broadcast journalism and film. He is a six-time Teacher of the Year, including three-time Tampa Bay Journalism Teacher of the Year and 2003 State of Florida Journalism Teacher of the Year. He served in the Florida House of Representatives on the Education committee, K-12 sub-committee, higher education and workforce sub-committee and Military and Veterans Affairs committee. Carl studied at Buffalo State College and earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education/English. As a teacher, Carl has helped countless numbers of former students find success in the TV and Film industries. Some of his former students include six-time Emmy award winning senior executive producer for the Daily Show and the woman in charge of content for CNN's Newsource.

 

 JOIN US FOR THIS INTERESTING PROGRAM AND BRING YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES!



West Pinellas National Organization for Women

          P.O. Box 336, Ozona, FL 34660

          (727) 738-0007    wpinellasnow@att.net        

Join NOW

And Together We Can Make Equality a Reality


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HOW DO I JOIN NOW? IT'S EASY .... 

Just go online to www.FLNOW.ORG and on the page it opens to, click on JOIN NOW .... it's that simple .... 

Please affiliate with our chapter, West Pinellas NOW.  Our code is FL 0640


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Connecting the Dots . . .

NOW is one of the few multi-issue progressive organizations in the United States. NOW stands against all oppression, recognizing that racism, sexism and homophobia are interrelated, that other forms of oppression such as classism and ableism work together with these three to keep power and privilege concentrated in the hands of a few.

Government, our judicial system, big business, mainstream media and other institutions treat many groups in our society like second-class citizens. Pitting us against each other is an essential mechanism for maintaining the status quo. Together, we can create the change we've been dreaming of—our unity is our strength.

NOW's Top Six Priority Issues

How Does NOW Take Action?

Educating the public and media about the status of and threats to women's rights

Organizing rallies, protests, demonstrations and marches of all sizes

Protesting businesses that mistreat women and people of color

Lobbying for and writing laws that promote full equality for women

Registering new voters and inspiring them to get to the polls

Recruiting and electing feminist candidates at all levels of government

Initiating and supporting lawsuits against violators of women's rights

Demanding fair and unbiased courts and judicial nominees

Working in coalition with progressive allies

Get Active in a NOW Campaign and Help Change the World!

 

Educating the public and media about the status of and threats to women's rights

Organizing rallies, protests, demonstrations and marches of all sizes

Protesting businesses that mistreat women and people of color

Lobbying for and writing laws that promote full equality for women

Registering new voters and inspiring them to get to the polls

Recruiting and electing feminist candidates at all levels of government

Initiating and supporting lawsuits against violators of women's rights

Demanding fair and unbiased courts and judicial nominees

Working in coalition with progressive allies

Get Active in a NOW Campaign and Help Change the World!

Save the Supreme Court
Protect the court from a right-wing takeover
by anti-woman, anti-civil rights judges

Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign
Demand discrimination-free workplaces
Protest "Merchants of Shame" like Wal-Mart

Campus Action Network/High School Clubs
Increase young feminist activism

Equal Marriage Rights NOW
Win full marriage rights for same-sex couples

Social Security Protection
Advocate for real improvements that help women

Love Your Body - NOW Foundation
Challenge dangerous beauty standards
Promote positive body images

NOW's Grassroots Power

Founded in 1966 by a small but determined group of women's rights advocates, NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and hundreds of chapters across the U.S. NOW members are the heart, soul and muscle behind the group. They elect leaders, set policy and determine our agenda. NOW's vast and diverse membership gives us clout in the government, media and the public eye. By speaking out and taking action, NOW activists make change happen at the local, state and national leve. Because we don't rely on foundation or corporate dollars, NOW's work for equality and justice is made possible by membershup dues, individual donations and volunteer hours.

NOW Member Benefits

Each NOW member can get involved at your own speed. Once you join, you'll start receiving our National NOW Times newspaper, a great place to start if you simply want in-depth analysis on feminist issues. If that gets you fired up, you can sign-up for email alerts and take action right on our web site. Get even more involved by joining your local chapter at no extra cost. Then, you might want to attend a National Conference and help shape policy. It's up to you...but whatever you do, you'll be making a difference.

Join NOW


Women's Rights Activists GET RESULTS . . .

Women win the right to vote in 1920.

The birth control pill is approved in 1960.

The Equal Pay Act is passed in 1963.

The Civil Rights Act passes in 1964, outlawing sex discrimination in employment.

In 1967 NOW leads a successful fight to extend Affirmative Action in federal contracts to women.

In 1972 Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman to run for president, is endorsed by NOW.

Women win Title IX in 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in education and school athletics.

In 1973 Roe v. Wade establishes a woman's legal right to abortion.

In 1978 feminists win a ban on employment discrimination against pregnant women.

Sexual harassment is ruled an illegal form of job discrimination in 1986.

NOW wins money damages and jury trials for sex discrimination in Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Family and Medical Leave passes in 1993.

The Violence Against Women Act is signed in 1994 and mass action by NOW ensures funding.

NOW organizes to bring 1.15 million marchers to DC in 2004 for women's health, reproductive rights.

Public support for same-sex marriage has grown due to education and activism by groups like NOW.

. . . But The Struggle Is NOT OVER YET.

Women are paid only three-quarters of men's pay, while women of color make even less.

Racism, sexism and homophobia are rampant, limiting the potential of more than half the country.

A woman has never been President of the U.S., nor been nominated by a major party.

Women make up less than one-fifth of the members of Congress and state governors.

Women hold the top positions at less than three percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

Women are vastly under-represented in science and technology professions, the military, judicial
seats and many prestigious fields.

Increased restrictions on reproductive rights leave women and girls with less control over their bodies, health and well-being.

Women and girls are more than 85 percent of all U.S. rape and domestic violence victims.

Congress and most states do not grant equal marriage rights to lesbian and gay couples.

More than 90 percent of those struggling with eating disorders are women or girls; women are 85 percent of cosmetic surgery patients.

Poor women, women of color and women with disabilities experience a disproportionate amount of discrimination, violence, interference in their private lives, and other barriers to equality.

Women's equality still is not guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution — but we don't intend to quit!

 
To join West Pinellas NOW, please telephone  (727)-738-0007  or  E-mail: bjstar@att.net 
 
 
Please join our Discussion at: http://groups.google.com/group/westpinellasnow
 
 
 

 


 

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