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ARCHIVED NEWS

FEBRUARY 2022

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SPOKE BEFORE FLORIDA HOUSE & SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEES - MET WITH LEGISLATORS

DATE: Monday, January 24- Wednesday January 26

LOCATION: CAPITOL - TALLAHASSEE

I was excited to partner again with BEST (The education division of Freedom Works) to travel to the Capitol to meet with Florida lawmakers. There were some important bills on the agenda that week.

 

First, I spoke before the Senate Education Committee, addressing the very real concerns facing Palm Beach County. In my speech, I pushed for School Choice, for accountability for the board, the need for early intervention, expanding the scholarship opportunities and Charter schools, what has happened to our students under these mandates as well as the need to defend parents' rights.

 

The Senate had SB1300 slated for the agenda, but had dropped the very critical amendment to that bill the night before. I spoke specifically about that amendment and the need for it to be revived. That amendment dealt specifically with protecting parents rights to address the board, to criticize board members and make sure public comments aren't blackout out during broadcasts. 

I happened to be the only one speaking before the House Education Committee, I spoke again about the school board ignoring all three branches of government while imposing their mandates. I urged the House to "pick up the ball that the Senate dropped" and protect parents' and citizens' First Amendment rights. 

There was a press conference later that day, and then I was able to talk directly with Rep. Stan McClain, head of the House Education Committee, for about a half an hour on Palm Beach County and the specific issues we're facing. I told him eye to eye that we need them to step up, provide choice, accountability and protection of our rights. I went through what's been happening to the children as well as at school board meetings. 

I was able to talk with Sen. Diaz's office with Laura Zorc, Director of Education Reform with BEST / Freedom Works. We stressed the critical nature of our situations and the need for immediate and decisive measures to defend parent choice and individual rights, along with addressing the list of specific concerns.

There was a rally hosted by several School Choice groups in the main courtyard on Wednesday. Lawmakers like Chris Sprowls, Randy Find, Stan McClain and several others who are all supporting parents and school choice were on hand and spoke at length. 

Most of lawmakers in Tallahassee do not know what is going on down here, so I urge you to contact as many as you can, regardless if they are in your district or not. Share your story with them, show them evidence of what is going on. 

The squeaky wheel gets the grease! We can turn this ship around, but it will take getting the message out and being consistent. Keep sending them emails and calls!

Let's keep working together!

Jen 

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WEDNESDAY 2, 2022

KINGS POINT KEY SPEAKER
LOCATION: KINGS POINT MAIN CLUBHOUSE
Jen was invited to speak on issues concerning our county and school district, such as Critical Race Theory. Thank you to Kings Point for a fantastic crowd! I loved answering all the great questions afterward.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022

ZOOM MEET EVENT
TIME: 4:00PM
LOCATION: ONLINE

MUST RSVP: TEXT ZOOM MEET FEB 6

to 703-209-8980

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022

COFFEE TALK EVENT
TIME: ANYTIME FROM 8:30 - 10:30AM
LOCATION: PANERA BREAD
BY WELLINGTON MALL 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022

TEA PARTY EVENT
TIME: 5:30pm dinner or
7:00pm Meeting
LOCATION: Duffy's Sports Grill

 11588 US HWY 1, NORTH PALM BEACH

MUST RSVP: https://palmbeachcountyteaparty.org

Come meet Jen at Duffy's to discuss the issues facing our schools.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022

REC  MEETING 

Jen discussed the issues currently facing our school district.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022

COFFEE TALK EVENT
TIME: ANYTIME FROM 9:45 - 11:45AM
LOCATION: BROOKLYN WATER BAGEL BY PUBLIX, CORNER OF 441 & LAKE WORTH RD 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022

2A MEETING

SATURDAY - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 & 20, 2022

SoFlo KNIFE & GUN SHOW EVENT
TIME: SATURDAY • 9AM to 5PM
SUNDAY • 10AM to 4PM
LOCATION: South Florida Fairgrounds

Stop by Jen's table to talk about your educational concerns & pick up a magnet or t-shirt! Bring a friend, and we'll see you there!

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022

CLUB 45 EVENT
TIME: 7PM, MUST RSVP!
LOCATION: PBI HILTON AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER 

Jen is looking forward to meeting you! Let's chat before or after the event on issues are schools are facing. 

MUST PURCHASE TICKET:  CLICK HERE

Republican Club of the Palm Beaches  EVENT

DATE: Tuesday, February 22, 11:30am

LOCATION: PBKC, must RSVP

TALK & TREAT EVENT 

DATE: Wednesday, February 23, from 9- 11am

LOCATION: Scott's Place playground, Wellington off Forest Hill Blvd.
Stop by to get your FREE sweet treat, have the kids enjoy the playground and chat with Jen about your school district concerns. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

PBC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Check back to view Jen's speech from the evening's meeting.

ZOOM CHAT  ZOOM EVENT

DATE: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4:00pm

To Join Zoom Meeting, CLICK HERE

Meeting ID: 701 897 6777

Passcode: vote4jen

SoFlo Knife & Gun Show EVENT 

DATE: Saturday, February 19, 9am-5pm
AND Sunday, February 20, 10am-4-m  
LOCATION: South Florida Fairgrounds
Stop by anytime Saturday or Sunday to discuss your concerns, hear from Jen & buy your magnet or t-shirt!

TALK & TREAT EVENT 

DATE: Saturday, February 26, from 9- 11am

LOCATION: Tiger Shark Cove Park playground, Wellington
Stop by to get your FREE sweet treat, have the kids enjoy the playground and chat with Jen about your school district concerns. 

A DAY FOR AUTISM EVENT 

DATE: Sunday, February 27, from 10am-1pm

LOCATION: Village Park at 11700 Pierson Rd, Wellington
Jen attended event, hosted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the Village of Wellington & the FAU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. As a mom of two with High Functioning Autism, this is a very personal cause. She, husband and two special needs sons had the wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, teachers, therapists and officers. 
 
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