SATURDAY LOWCOUNTRY INDIVISIBLE
MEETING FOCUSES ON EDUCATION
October 12 , 10 am - Noon
UU Church, 110 Malphrus Rd., Bluffton
Special Guest #1: Dr. Frank Rodriguez, Incoming Beaufort County School District Sup't. speaking on;
"County School Referendum"
Special Guest #2: Richard Monluszko, EdD, Former School Superintendent in SC and VA speaking on: 'Need for More SC Legislative Action on School Reform during the 2020 Session".
If you go, don't forget the "MOMS FOR MOMS" supply drive. See below in Upcoming Events for a list of things that are requested. Thank you!
CALL TO ACTION!
COUNTER PROTEST TO REPUBLICANS TRYING TO SHUT DOWN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
Republicans have called for a protest against the impeachment inquiry actions against Trump. Indivisibles and anyone interested in counter protesting this action can gather at noon on October 17th outside Congressman Joe Cunningham's office on Boundary Street at the Bellamy Curve.
Bring your signs, wear your T-shirts!
Please....stay on the sidewalk... be civil.
DEVELOPERS EYE POSSIBLE RESORT AT REMOTE BEAUFORT CO. ISLAND
County Council member York Glover will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd.
Developers are seeking to build an "eco-resort" on remote Bay Point Island, a vulnerable barrier island at the mouth of the Port Royal Sound. The island is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and valuable sea turtle nesting habitat.
The developer will be there to present the plan, and residents are invited to come and listen and make your opinions heard. To read more details about the project, go to coastalconservationleague.org/projects/bay-point-island/
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS REGISTERING FIRST-TIME VOTERS AT LOCAL EVENTS
The League has scheduled 5 Voter Registration Events for October, and needs volunteers for all of them. If you haven't volunteered and are not sure you know how, rest assured you will have no problem learning. It's simple and fun! If you like HS football, then Homecoming would be for you. If you're into Halloween then how about volunteering for OktoPRfest. Or volunteer at the Naturalized Citizenship Celebration and see democracy at its best!
For more information and training, contact Tedi Light at the League: lwvBeaufort@gmail.com
ABC's of the November School Bond Referendum
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. , Thursday, October 10th at Beth Israel Synagogue, 304 Scott Street.
League of Women Voters Monthly Meeting
Special Guests from the Beaufort County School District:
Robert Oetting, Chief Operations Officer
Carol C. Crutchfield, Planning Coordinator
Come and hear the people who worked most closely with the community volunteer committee that determined and prioritized the district's facilities needs in the planning of the bond referendum.
Movies You Won't Want To Miss!
Private Screening! Make history and be one of the first to see the first movie based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman. Saturday, October 19th at 12 noon at the Bluffton Cinemark. To purchase tickets, go to harriettubmanmonument.com and click on the "HARRIET" movie poster.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL
Hilton Head Island Branch Library
11 Beach City Road
Hilton Head Island South Carolina 29926
The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Area is pleased to offer a second viewing of the award-winning documentary film "Equal Means Equal." Join us if you missed our first event, or come see it again!
Admission is free; however, seating is limited. Please click on the link below to register by November 5. You are welcome to bring a nonalcoholic beverage. Doors open at 4:30 pm. The documentary will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Register to attend "Equal Means Equal" on November 7.
"Equal Means Equal" offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez presents a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. South Carolina, one of only 13 states which have not yet ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, could be the 38th state to do so and the last state needed.
Note: The documentary contains adult language and content and is not suitable for children.
Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment is an equality guarantee for all people. What better year than 2020—the 100th anniversary of the League and of women's right to vote—to finally guarantee equality for women and men in the US Constitution. ~Barbara Hammes, local ERA Coordinator, League of Women Voters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this Netflix documentary, hopes soar when a Chinese company reopens a shuttered factory in Ohio. But a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream.Skilled Chinese and American laborers were soon working alongside one another, but optimism faded quickly when reduced wages and strict rules fueled talk among the locals of unionization.
Other Upcoming Events
Hopeful Horizons and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
Supply Drive - "MOMS for MOMS"
Supplies needed include: diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, onesies, full size toiletries, sanitary products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bags for personal care items, Glad flex tall kitchen bags, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, fleece twin blankets and sheets, white towels, laundry detergent powder, dish towels, dish washing tabs and liquids, coffee & tea, canned goods, spaghetti, rice, sugar.
Bring what you can to the 10 AM Saturday, October 12th Indivisible Meeting at the UU Church in Bluffton ,
or to the MOMS Meeting on Thursday, October 24th from 3-5 PM at the Bluffton Library.
All donations are greatly appreciated!
Harriet Tubman Monument
Still Needs Our Financial Support