Date

Jul 11 2024

Time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Vote Smart: 2024 Florida Ballot Measures Explained

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VOTE SMART: 2024 Florida Ballot Measures Explained

Six proposed Florida Statewide Measures will be on the upcoming Election Ballot November 5th.
These ballot measures include changing school board elections from nonpartisan to partisan, a right to hunt and fish, legalizing marijuana for adults, providing a constitutional right to abortion before fetal viability, an annual inflation adjustment to Homestead tax credits and the repeal of a constitutional provision regarding campaign financing.

It is our civic duty and responsibility to educate ourselves on these proposed amendments. Please join us on July 11th and become informed so you can ‘Vote Smart’ on these  important 2024 Ballot Measures.

PANELISTS:

Dr. Anna V. Eskamani

Member of the Florida House of Representatives, House District 42

Anna is a bold and unapologetic fighter for Florida families and every day people. Born and raised in Orlando, she’s the daughter of working class Iranian immigrants who came to this country 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 just got her PhD in Public Administration. She ran for office as a first time candidate in 2018, flipped a legislative seat, and is proud to serve as a State House Representative for District 42, winning both of her re-election campaigns in 2020 and 2022 in a landslide.

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.

She currently serves as the Chair of both the Orange County Legislative Delegation and the Florida Legislative Energy and Climate Caucus. With 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. Aubrey Jewett

Professor of Political Science University of Central Florida

Aubrey Jewett received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida State University and B.A. in Social Science Education from the University of North Florida. He is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he specializes in American national, state, local, and Florida politics. Jewett is former President and current Treasurer of the Florida Political Science Association and is co-founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF whose primary mission is civic education.

Dr. Jewett has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly books. Professor Jewett is coauthor of Politics in Florida 4th edition from the Florida Institute of Government and Peppertree Press and of Political Rules of the Road (University Press of America). He has organized, co-hosted, or spoken at over a 100 teacher training workshops, symposia for secondary social studies teachers and their students, and meetings for various associations, government groups, and civic organizations.

Professor Jewett received the Leon Weaver Award for his study of ballot invalidation in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. He was selected and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in Washington DC. Dr. Jewett has won numerous awards for teaching, advising and service excellence and has helped to secure over $1 million in state and federal grants, primarily to promote civic education.

A internationally recognized expert on American and Florida politics, Dr. Jewett has also served as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service Advanced Placement Program, for the Florida Department of Education Social Studies Teacher Certification Program, and to Pearson Publishing for the Florida Edition of its best-selling high school civics text Magruder’s American Government. Jewett’s quotes have appeared over 20,000 times in print, over the air, and online throughout Florida, the United States, and worldwide on every continent except Antarctica.

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