Wednesday 9AM – Peace & Justice – Voting Rights Restoration and Meals On Wheels

Written by on Sunday, January 6, 2019

This Wednesday, January 9, at 9 a.m. we’ll have in the studio Demetrius Jifunza, paralegal, speaker, social activist, NAACP VP & Florida Rights Restoration Coalition​ Chapter President, Sarasota. He’s also Pastor at the Mt. Olive CME Church in Arcadia, FL. He’ll talk about the press conference being held on Amendment 4 implementation at 8:30 a.m. this Tuesday, January 8 at the Sarasota Supervisor of Elections office. At 9 a.m. this Tuesday,  returning citizens with a felony conviction can register to vote if they’ve completed  their terms of sentence and were not convicted of murder or sexual offenses. If you know any former felons that will become eligible to vote, please notify them and encourage them to come out Tuesday morning and register!

On the second half of the program we’ll have in the studio Marjorie Broughton, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Sarasota.

From their website: “For hundreds of people in Sarasota, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check helps them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer. Since 1971, our services have effectively improved health outcomes and quality of life for hundreds of clients each year, while reducing the risks, hospital readmission and overall health costs. And we do it through very special programs that saves lives and provides peace of mind.”