Wear Orange on June 2-3 to Honor Gun Violence Victims and Spark Change

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by ZontaDoris Have you heard?  National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 2. Kathleen McGrory, staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, recently interviewed Michelle Gajda, Florida chapter leader of the advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Gajda explained that the national Wear Orange campaign is intended to end gun violence and save …

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Talking with Incumbents and Candidates for the State Legislature

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by ZontaDoris We start our interviews with state legislature incumbents and wannabes this week. It is our way to inform and build relationships with policy makers as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. To focus our attention and conversation as well as leave behind a summary of our concerns, we devised the resource …

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Make a Good Impression with Dress for Success!

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by ZontaDoris When you go to an important meeting–one that might change your income or career options–with a potential employer, someone who can recommend you for a promotion, or other key decision maker, do you pay enough attention to how you look? If you haven’t considered how your appearance might affect your success in critical …

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Paying Homage to IWPR on Labor Day

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by ZontaDoris An excellent resource for getting acquainted with and educated on women’s economic issues is in Washington, DC. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit established to do “comprehensive, women-focused, policy-oriented research” started almost 30 years ago in 1987.  Its founder, Heidi Hartmann, a brilliant economist, was concerned about  “gender-based economic injustice; an awareness …

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Tony Dungy: Works to Stop Violence Against Women

by ZontaDoris Revision 1: This blog post dogged me last night.  I wasn’t content with it. It sought to praise Tony Dungy for his work to stop violence against girls and women … but I realized this morning that the story I wanted to tell started well before the NFL coaches lead their players to be good …

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New Public Policy on Human Rights in Pinellas County

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Our Club researched human rights protections in our county over the summer. We discovered that our Pinellas County Office of Human Rights is authorized under law, and committed, to protecting all citizens in this county from discrimination in fair housing, employment, public accommodations and government programs and assistance. These incidents include discrimination on the basis …

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