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Thursday, 09 July 2015 09:17

SCPA Open-Minded Mic Nite!

Written by  Team SCPA

Posted July 9, 2015 / last updated August 6, 2015 at 10:25Am

1st Thursday, August 6: Open-Minded Mic Nite!
6:30pm Thursday, August 6, 2015
hosted by Space Coast Progressive Alliance
Location: Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St. Melbourne FL 32901
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.


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We have a dozen great speakers. If time permits, we may have additional speaker or two plus more Q+A from the audience.



DARCEY ADDO: The miseducation of the public.
Professional educators are systematically excluded from education policy making. Three basic actions that can improve the situation…

DAN BENNETT: Perfect Storm of School Reform
For 20 years, public schools and teachers have been caught in destructive politics of vouchers to funding cuts, while politicians push testing and privatization agenda. Elections 2016...

LINDA BEHRET: Sierra Club of Florida and Solar Energy
Petitions are being collected to put an amendment on the 2016 ballot to authorize companies other than the big utilities (FPL, Duke Energy) to sell solar-powered energy, which will make it available and cheaper for consumers. But beware, the power companies...

JOHN CIELUKOWSKI: The importance of a plant-based diet.
A plant-based diet is good for your health, our environment and wildlife, and there's a direct link to climate change.

DIANE CONAWAY: Closing the Florida Health Care Gap
Why it is crucial to continue the quest for Health Care Expansion in Florida, and advocacy strategies for 2016.

KATHY FREEMAN: Floridians for Solar Choice amendment
The latest news surrounding the Florida constitutional amendment proposed by Floridians for Solar Choice.

JAY HULEHAN: Organizing Brevard County for Bernie (Sanders)
I thought Bernie had no chance, but after local and national events I've changed my mind and I am working hard for Bernie.

VICKI IMPOCO: Untested rape kits.
A survey finds 70,000 neglected kits, suggesting the actual number of untested rape kits may be hundreds of thousands. How about in Brevard?

TINA KANSAS: Legislative session underlines importance of voting.
Amendment 1, healthcare… we need to make sure everybody is registered to vote, and votes…

MELISSA MARTIN: Why anti-corruption measures must be a priority.
Citizens United, in effect, de-criminalized bribery and graft. A summary of legal framework, actions we can take...

PHIL STASIK: Some things you can do to slow climate change.
Each of us contributes to the problem and there are important things each of us can do…

JEFF STERLING: The backlash to Supreme Court's marriage equality decision
A look at state laws allowing discrimination against LGBT citizens and others.

Invited to speak on any topic of interest, but not use Open Mic for campaign speeches. Literature can be distributed. (Campaign announcements may be made and distributed at any SCPA Thursday program.)


Art by John Cielukowski, and some adapted from John Cielukowski.
P.S. On John's Facebook page, be sure to see the video about the boy and his pet goat.


1st or 2nd Thursdays are monthly gatherings, building the growing progressive community. Share your petitions and other items of interest, make brief announcements. Enjoy the gathering, super programs, super people. Bring a friend! Free and open to the public.


Space Coast Progressive Alliance (SCPA) is an advocate for the Greater Public Interest on issues important to us all. We advance progressive policies that further civil and personal liberty, the environment, health care, education, labor, peace, social welfare, financial stability and international harmony. Florida non-profit founded in 2004.

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