Apr 07 2022


6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

SCPA FIRST THURSDAY EVENT– TALLAHASSEE: what they did in your name: April 7 at 6:30pm

Special Guest Speakers:
Anna V. Eskamani, FL State Representative D47
Dr. Rich Templin, Director of Politics and Public Policy for the Florida AFL-CIO

Thursday April 7th 6:30 – 7:30 PM
A Virtual Program – Free and Open to the public
Hosted by The Space Coast Progressive Alliance
Join us on Facebook Live
or on Zoom
ID: 89091950550

The Florida 2022 legislative session has ended. Instead of addressing issues important to Florida families like stagnant wages, affordable housing, skyrocketing homeowners insurance, healthcare and climate change our Tallahassee Republican majority focused on culture war legislation attacking our most vulnerable communities and treasured freedoms.

Please join us for this legislative update by two of our Tallahassee champions Rep. Anna V. Eskamani and Dr. Rich Templin.

***Representative Anna V. Eskamani
Anna is a bold and unapologetic fighter for Florida families and everyday people. Born and raised in Orlando she’s the daughter of working class immigrants who came to Florida from Iran in search of the American Dream. Anna went to Orange County Public Schools and then to the University of Central Florida. She earned dual degrees as an undergrad and graduate student, works as a nonprofit professional and is now getting her PhD in Public Affairs.

A bridge builder, Anna flipped her legislative seat in 2018 and won her re-election by an overwhelming majority in 2020. She made history as the first Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida and has championed critical issues like economic justice, environmental protection, equality for all, funding for public schools, human trafficking and sexual assault prevention, and support of arts and culture funding. A track record of kind sacrifice, endless hard work, and iron-clad values, Anna is known across the state and nation as a leader who is unbothered, unbossed, and committed to the people of Florida.

***Dr. Rich Templin is the Director of Politics and Public Policy for the Florida AFL-CIO; Templin has been actively involved in various movements for social and economic justice since 1993 as a national student organizer for several organizations. Templin joined the Florida AFL-CIO as its Communications Director in 2001 following his involvement in the Tallahassee mobilizations surrounding the contested recount of the 2000 Presidential Election. In 2010, Templin was appointed to serve as the Legislative & Political Director overseeing legislative and political research and advocacy activities and serves as the organization’s main lobbyist to the Florida Legislature.

Rich Templin is also an adjunct faculty member at Florida State University’s School of Communication where he teaches various courses in the areas of public communication, political communication and discourse ethics and is an associate member of the United Faculty of Florida. Rich has also been active in community radio across the country and serves as the Producer and Host of the “Your Voice” political talk show on WVFS-Tallahassee, 89.7 FM. 

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