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FLORIDIANS FOR A FAIR SHAKE RESCHEDULES HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL TO SUPPORT FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER EVENTS

SARASOTA — Floridians for a Fair Shake has rescheduled the Health Care Town Hall planned for this Saturday, June 30 in support of the Families Belong Together rallies and events occurring around Florida and the country. The new date for the Town Hall is Saturday, July 14 at 11am at the North Sarasota Library.

Floridians for a Fair Shake had invited Congressman Vern Buchanan to participate in the Town Hall, but never received a reply to our invitation. We are inviting him once again to join us on the new date.

Following is the new invitation we sent Congressman Buchanan:

Dear Congressman Buchanan:

We’re writing to let you know that Floridians for a Fair Shake and the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates are rescheduling the Health Care Town Hall originally planned for this Saturday, June 30 at Selby Public Library. Instead, we will be focusing our efforts on supporting the work of Families Belong Together activists, and are encouraging everyone to attend the Families Belong Together Vigil on June 30 at 8pm at Five Points Park in Sarasota. We hope you will be able to participate in the vigil to show your support for keeping families whole when they come to the United States to escape violence and poverty.

The new date for our Health Care Town Hall is Saturday, July 14 at 11am at the North Sarasota Library. We hope the new date will accommodate your schedule, and that you will be able to join us to hear from the community about their health care needs and concerns. We note that your last community town hall was on March 18, 2017, and as constituents we’d like to hear your views on the state of the health care system. As you know, health care premiums are expected to rise 16.9% next year, adding $1,011 to the average Floridian families’ expenses.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Sarah Scully, Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates

Mollie Saumier, Floridians for a Fair Shake

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Floridians for a Fair Shake advocates for an economy that works for everyone and ensuring access to affordable health care for all. Through grassroots organizing, local events and paid advertising our coalition is working to keep constituents educated, engaged, and empowered.

The Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates advocates for health care access, promotes effective education and prevention policies, protects a woman’s reproductive rights, and challenges government interference in the most personal decisions of women and their families.