The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16)
Giulia Heyward/Catalyst

The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16)

Giulia Heyward/Catalyst

Throughout this week (9/19–9/26), activists have the opportunity to participate in phone banking, community meetings, political gatherings and a candidate meet and greet! Read on if you want to get involved regarding local and national politics, community building and education.


Wed., Sept. 19, Reproductive Rights Phone Bank @ 6 – 8 p.m.

Planned Parenthood Sarasota Health Center – 736 Central Ave., Sarasota.


Join forces with Planned Parenthood and make calls to their supporters. Contact for any questions.


Wed., Sept. 19, Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Sarasota County @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Sarasota County Democratic Party Headquarters – 7358 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.


Join the Stonewall Democratic Caucus, the official caucus within the Democratic Party that advocates for and supports LGBT+ rights, in their monthly meeting as they discuss political updates and their legislative agenda for 2018.


Thurs., Sept. 20, Meet the Manatee County Democratic Candidates @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Lakewood Ranch Town Hall – 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch.


If registered in Manatee County, head out to this event hosted by Indivisible East Manatee County and the Lakewood Ranch Democrats to meet the local Democratic candidates on the ballot this November.


Fri., Sept. 21, Prayer Protection and Solidarity @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Islamic Society of Sarasota – 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota.


Every Friday, join in with a local group of Sarasotans as they meet on the sidewalk of the Islamic Society of Sarasota’s Mosque to stand in protection and solidarity with and for the worshipers arriving for Friday prayer.


Mon., Sept. 24, Occupy Bradenton – Education Meeting @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 322 15 St. W., Bradenton.


In this meeting with Occupy Bradenton, independent political commentator and journalist Norman Solomon will give a talk analyzing the 2016 presidential election, utilizing material from his report “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis,” as well as discuss ways to democratize the Democratic Party.


Tues., Sept. 25, Abortion Stigma Workshop w/ Generation Action @ 6 p.m.

New College of Florida HCL 8 – 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.


Join New College’s Generation Action in this on-campus event as they discuss the stigmas that often surround abortion and ways to combat them.


Tues., Sept. 25 Manatee County School Board Meeting @ 3 p.m.

School District of Manatee County – 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Stay up to date with local issues at this School Board Meeting! More details of the agenda can be found at


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