2019 Florida NOW State Conference
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Plenary Session: Preparing for a Post Roe World
There is a strong possibility that Roe will be overturned or gutted within the next few years. If that happens, the federal constitutional right to abortion will be over. What’s next? Presented by: Amy Weintraub & Erin Pelton
Amy Hamric Weintraub is the Reproductive Rights Program Director for Progress Florida and is a leader on the statewide Floridians for Reproductive Freedom coalition. She was one of the leaders of Women’s March St. Pete 2017 and is an active volunteer with the League of Women Voters, the National Organization for Women, and the South St. Petersburg Democratic Club. A seasoned organizer, Amy has worked most of her adult life identifying, educating, and activating citizens toward social justice. Prior to moving to Florida in 2015, Amy lived in her home state of West Virginia where she led efforts within organizations such as WV FREE (West Virginia Focus: Reproductive Education and Equality), Covenant House of WV, and Planned Parenthood. Amy lives in St. Petersburg with her spouse and two teenagers.
Erin MacRae Pelton is the Regional Manager for lululemon, an athletic wear retail company. She’s spent her career working alongside, empowering, and being inspired by strong, smart women. It’s important to Erin that every woman or female identifying person feels their value is respected and recognized. She champions women’s rights as an active volunteer with Pinellas NOW, Planned Parenthood, City of Oldsmar Citizen’s Advisory Board, and the Pinellas NOW Reproductive Rights Committee. Erin lives in Oldsmar with her husband, Tom, 2 children, Quinnlyn and Graham, and her house full of rescue animals.
We are so pleased to announce that Patricia Ireland will be featured as our keynote luncheon speaker. Ms. Ireland was the longest-serving National NOW President and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. If you have not heard her, you are in for a treat. And if you have heard Ms. Ireland in the past, you know how entertaining it will be. We are so happy to welcome Patricia Ireland to our conference.
Unfortunately, our previous speaker has had to cancel for personal reasons. We wish Mr. Guttenberg much luck and hope to see him next year.
This year is also very important as it is an election year for the Florida State NOW Board. All positions are eligible for candidates and President, Vice President, Legislative Director and Membership are all term-limited out this year. It is imperative to the organization that we fill these roles with qualified people and continue Florida NOW’s important legacy.