Jessica Lowe-Minor

academyofscholarsinc.org

There are a couple of local events this week aimed at reaching out to female entrepreneurs—specifically women veterans and low-income women.

Commission Set to Implement Bystander Intervention Program

Jul 13, 2015

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls wants to implement a bystander intervention training program. This comes after the commission released its study on sexual violence in the area.

MGN Online

Ahead of any general election, it can be easy for voters to get confused. And, at least one area of Florida is reporting confusion over the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, to a medical marijuana initiative known as Amendment 2 set to appear on the November ballot.

Unlike the last general election, where voters were faced with 11 state constitutional amendments, this year they’ll only be faced with three—not counting local ballot initiatives.

Sascha Cordner

With the deadline fast approaching for Floridians to get registered to vote, a new campaign kicked off Tuesday to get people signed up and make sure that when they vote, they’re educated about the issues on the ballot. It’s a non-partisan effort that brings together two groups that were, just months ago, battling in federal court over Florida’s election law.

The League of Women Voters recognized the National Equal Pay Day by holding a Tuesday luncheon in Tallahassee. As Sascha Cordner reports, the organization wants to raise awareness about the lingering wage gap between men and women.

Equal Pay Day falls on April 17th, and this year, it commemorates how many extra days women would have to work into 2012 to catch up to how much their male counterparts earned in 2011.