Florida State Capitol
“You will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy,” may have been used by Obi-Wan Kenobi to describe the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, but we’re pretty sure old Ben never got a chance to witness the Florida Legislature in action. Thanks to unscrupulous districting, Republicans hold an insurmountable majority in both chambers, meaning that debate consists less of whether or not to fuck the citizenry, and more of whether or not they’re going to fuck us with knives, flamethrowers or both. (No, not literally … yet.) And since state-level politics is often marginalized in the press thanks to the antics of the rabid orangutans who run the national circus up in D.C., many of the Florida legislators act with impunity in pushing corporate-backed measures that are a detriment to their constituents. But the League of Women Voters is here to teach you how to let your representatives know that you’re watching them. At their workshop this week, you’ll learn what tactics to use to make sure your rep takes your call. Plus, Florida House representatives Mike Miller (District 47-R) and Carlos Guillermo Smith (District 49-D) will be on hand to answer questions about their priorities going into the next session. Make sure they hear you.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 | Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park | lwvoc.org