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LWVSC Voter Services Committee

presents a Recording of its
Summary of
Ballot Proposals on the 

Nov. 8, 2022 Brevard County Ballot

LWVSC Social Justice Committee

and the Space Coast Health Foundation

Brevard's Health Outlook
October 18, 2022

Johnette Gindling, CEO of the

Space Coast Health Foundation,

presented the results of the Foundation's

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment



LWVSC Education Committee





School Millage Increase Referendum Discussion - October 3, 2022





Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, explained the request for the school millage increase of 1 mil, which will be put to a referendum vote on the Nov. 8th general election ballot.

LWVSC Social Justice and Education Committees

Permitless Carry and Other Gun Safety Issues - June 20, 2022

Connie Rooke of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America spoke on permitless carry and other gun safety issues on June 20, 2022.

LWVSC Social Justice Committee* Human Trafficking Hot Topic - January 22, 2022

*with the Brevard County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Congress of Black Women, Inc, Space Coast Chapter, and the Central Brevard Branch of the NAACP.

Assistant State Attorney Jigisa Patel-Dookhoo, Division Chief, Domestic Violence Unit, for the 18th Judicial Circuit, Seminole County, spoke on the Florida Human Trafficking Statute and cases that had been brought in Seminole and Brevard Counties. Mr. Nathan Earl, Principal of Giant Slayer Communications, addressed the exploitation of boys and men. Mrs. Sabrina Lopez, a Survivor Leader and CEO of Girl, Speak Up, Inc., spoke of her work in combating human trafficking in the community.

Racial Disparities in the Brevard County Justice System - Jan 2021

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the LWVSC Social Justice Committee invited a panel to speak on racial disparities in Brevard County.  The panel included Alton Edmond, Esq., a former assistant public defender and well-known criminal defense attorney in private practice who was a candidate for Brevard County Sheriff in 2020, Valeta VanTasha Cameron, Esq., an attorney with Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc., and Dr. Dedra Shiree Sibley, the provost at Eastern Florida State College, a fellow with the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, a former assistant public defender, and a criminal defense attorney in private practice.

Urban Forestry: Finding the Green in the Gray - Jan 2021

Zachary Eichholz, City of Cape Canaveral Sustainability Program Manager, presented the benefits of urban forestry(managing trees and forest resources in and around communities) and the latest in green urban planning intended to make cities cleaner, healthier and more beautiful.

Growing Up Under Jim Crow- Feb 2021

A panel discussion with local leaders; Col. (Ret.) William L. Mazyck, Sr., Miss Rosemary T. McGill, Mr. Leroy G. Smith, Mrs. Alberta K. Wilson.

IRL and Citizen Scientists - Mar 2021

Kara McGuirk Woods, from the Marine Resource Center. She is the Lagoon Watch Coordinator.

Hannah Atsma is the Project Coordinator of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association's One Health Fish Monitoring Project.

Katelyn (Katey) Leban is the Conservation Oyster Coordinator of the Brevard Zoo.

Sustainability Webinar Series - Restore Our Land - Part 1

Guest Speaker: Amanda Muzaurieta, Volunteer & Composting Coordinator for Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB), provides information on KBBs new composting program.

Sustainability Webinar Series- Restore Our Land - Part 2

Guest Speaker: Sally Scalera, Urban Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Coordinator; UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, spoke and answered numerous questions on how to work with nature to grow healthier plants and more nutritious food and improve the water quality of the Indian River Lagoon.

Voting Rights in Peril:Find Out What You Can Do To Fight the New Wave of Voter Suppression

Despite the fact that the 2020 election in Florida was one of the most successful in recent history and there was a lack of any evidence of fraud, the Florida legislature passed legislation that will work towards to eliminating or cutting back on ballot drop boxes, restrict who can drop off ballots, and change requirements for requesting mail in ballots. Former Chief Justice Peggy Quince, the second African American and third woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, speaks about the impact of SB 90 and how it will impact the ability of Floridians to vote. She also touched on the negative potential of other bills that will impact the right of Floridians to peacefully protest and to amended the Florida Constitution through the citizens initiative process. 

MLK and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights

Saturday, August 21st, 2021 


On March 9,1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was about to lead 2,000 marchers at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, intent on marching to the state capitol in Birmingham. This was just two days after what became known as Bloody Sunday. Using materials and strategies from the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy and Harvard Business School, Jennifer Jolley, Palm Bay High School social studies teacher and 2020 Florida History Teacher of the Year, put participants in Dr. King's shoes as that moment in history unfolded and critical decisions were made. Case method teaching brings history into the present. 


Sustainability Webinar Series--Restore Our Oceans

The Sustainability Committee hosted a presentation entitled "Restore Our Oceans” on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Guest Speaker Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Agent, University of Florida IFAS Brevard County Extension, showed attendees how the oceans support not only the wildlife and plants that live there, but also humans.

National Voter Registration Day Event September 25, 2021

Delta Sigma Theta, the NAACP, and the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast celebrated National Voter Registration Day with a Zoom presentation reviewing the recent changes to Florida's voting laws.

LWVSC Sustainability Committee Event - October 16th 2021

Topic: Restore Our Fresh Water Systems

Guest Speaker Dr. Bonnie C. Wells, Extension Agent II, Commercial Horticulture, University of Florida IFAS Extension Brevard County, educated participants about the freshwater systems that surround us and how we can help restore and sustain them for today and for future generations.