A Really Hot Topic!
Mental Health, Guns and the Law

Please join us for a glass of wine, dinner, and a really interesting panel presentation. The Local Government Study & Action Group will present a discussion on "Mental Health, Guns and the Law" on Wednesday, February 25th, at the Capitol City Country Club. The panel members will be Dan Hendrickson, retired Assistant Public Defender specializing in clients with mental health issues; Roy Blondeau, retired Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice; Eric Friday, lobbyist for Florida Carry; and Darrell Furuseth, Deputy Chief of the Tallahassee Police Department. The moderator of the panel will be Gary Yordon, former County Commissioner and current host of WCTV's "The Usual Suspects."

The evening's presentation is intended to inform the audience of the complex issues involved in the debate concerning mental illness and gun control, as well as to answer questions audience members may have regarding the law and the current roadblocks to finding solutions to this problem.

A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00, with the program beginning at 6:30 and ending at approximately 8:00 p.m.
DATE:  February 25, 2015
(Fourth Wednesday)
TIME: 5:30 p.m.--8:00 p.m. (approximately)
Hot Topic dinner buffet followed by program
LOCATION: Capital City Country Club
1601 Golf Terrace Drive
MENU: Herb roasted chicken or wild mushroom ravioli, salad bar, vegetables, rolls and butter, tea and coffee
COST: Members--$17           Nonmembers--$20

The first three student members to RSVP eat FREE!

FOR RESERVATIONS: Please RSVP by Saturday morning, February 21.   


Call 850-309-3005 or email lwvtallahassee@gmail.com


Your February hot topic dinner will be free if you are the first person to contact me (Linda Davis) by either phone (878-7320 or 559-0935) or email (lgdavis75@gmail.com) with the correct answer to the following question:

What do these U.S. Presidents have in common: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.

The winner will be announced at the hot topic dinner.
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LWVF is on the move, and your voice is needed to keep up the fight for a better Florida!

Here’s a brief list of the League's most recent accomplishments:

1. Participated in a lawsuit that blocked the state of Florida's attempts to illegally purge registered voters 90 days before an election.

2. Reduced gerrymandering by leading the charge for the Fair Districts amendments, which finally set clear rules for drawing political districts, and were voted into the Florida Constitution by 63% of voters.

3. Eliminated roadblocks to voting by demanding that the Legislature reinstate early voting days and the Sunday before Election Day, following the incredible delays, including 8-hour long lines in Miami, that voters faced during Election Day 2012.

4. Struck down unconstitutional restrictions on voter registration via a precedent-setting victory in U.S. federal court.

5. Helped place Florida's Water and Land Legacy Amendment on the November 2014 general election ballot; our members collected over 25,000 signed petitions throughout the state of Florida.

6. Lead the push for SUNRAIL -- Central Florida's new commuter rail network.

7. Initiated curbside recycling in St. Petersburg, as well as permission for citizens to speak in Orange County Commission meetings.

8. Successfully persuaded Florida voters to defeat 9 out of 11 amendments on the 2012 ballot, many of which would have severely eroded the rights of citizens and/or de-funded local governments.

9. Worked with statewide environmental groups to successfully pressure the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to halt the sale of state-owned conservation lands.


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http://lwveducation.com. We welcome participation from both members and nonmembers.

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